From Above: June 30


This month the site utilities continued, the building masonry retaining walls began and the concrete for the slab-on-grade at the Library started. 

From Above: March 21



Construction continued throughout the month of March at the new Public Library and Cultural Arts Center site. Following several days of weather delays, rough grading began along with the coordination for the site utility connections on Lakeview Avenue. The piles for the North and East retaining wall shoring were installed and the Lakeview Avenue storm drain bypass is now complete.  

From Above: February 26


A significant number of rain events since the January 5 groundbreaking have resulted in delayed progress at the Public Library and Cultural Arts Center site; however, measures are being taken to recover and reduce significant schedule delays. Last month, water trucks were enlisted by the contractor to haul ponded water from the site in an effort to get the site back to a condition where grading can resume.  Above is the latest aerial footage of the construction progress.  

Groundbreaking shovels

Community Gathers for New Public Library and Cultural Arts Center Groundbreaking

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, members of the community gathered at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Public Library and Cultural Arts Center. The event featured remarks by Mayor Tara Campbell and City Manager Mark Pulone, who shared background on the project, including its historical significance. The groundbreaking marks the start of the next project milestone, the construction phase. The 45,000-square-foot Public Library and 13,500-square-foot Cultural Arts Center are anticipated to open in Summer/Fall 2020.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for January 5, 2019

The City of Yorba Linda invites the community to join in the commemoration of this historic project by attending the Library & Cultural Arts Center Groundbreaking Ceremony on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at the project site located on Lakeview Avenue between Lemon Street and Yorba Linda Boulevard. Parking will be available in the Yorba Linda Town Center Public Parking Structure (18423 Arroyo Street).  For more information please call the Library at 714-777-2466 or view the invitation.

Library and Arts Center Reaches Exciting Milestones

Progress continues to be made on the new Library and Arts Center project. The much anticipated project will consist of a two-story Library and one-story Arts Center which will share an adjoining outdoor paseo. The facility designs have been finalized and approved, with the City Council authorizing staff to solicit bids for the construction of the project at the September 18, 2018 City Council Meeting. This contract is scheduled to be awarded later this year, with groundbreaking to follow. Completion of the project is anticipated to take place in Summer 2020.

Additionally, at the September 18 meeting, the City Council selected the name “Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center” for the Arts Center after a naming process that involved community feedback and a recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Commission. The “Virginia DeLand Theater” was also selected as the name for the Art Center’s Black Box Theater, which will be posthumously named in honor of the founding Director of the Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera.