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.

Library and Arts Center Design Update

At the May 1, 2018 City Council Meeting, City staff updated the public on the current phase of the project. City staff and Group 4 Architects are finalizing Construction Documents, which will be followed by a Plan Review and a Bid for Construction (projected completion in late summer 2018). Ground breaking and construction on the new facilities should occur in the fall of 2018, with projected completion of both facilities in summer 2020.

Follow this link to view the presentation to the City Council.

Latest Milestone: Moving Forward

The Library and Arts Center passed another milestone at the February 6, City Council meeting when the City Council directed staff to continue to move forward with the Construction Documents phase of the project. Group 4 Architects presented the current design of the Library and Arts Center as well as comments from the final round of community outreach.  Groundbreaking is expected to take place at the end of the year with the grand opening of both facilities slated for summer 2020.

Community Meeting and Open House – October 11

In October, we’ll be hosting the last of our Community Meetings that are you invited to join us for. The Open House and Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 11 with a Commission Workshop to be held the following day.

The Open House (informal, drop-in) will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Community Workshop at 6:30 p.m. These two meetings will be lead by the project’s architects and will be held at Black Gold Golf Club (1 Black Gold Drive, Yorba Linda).

The Commission Workshop will be held on Thursday, October 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Yorba Linda Community Center (4501 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda).  Please Note:  The Joint Commission Workshops are formal meetings and follow standard public comment practices.

Come create a new community landmark. We invite you to participate and provide your input on the design of the Yorba Linda Public Library and Arts Center.

For more information, download the flyer.

Featured Image: Artist rendering of the Yorba Linda Public Library and Arts Center.

Planning Commission Public Hearing – July 26

We are pleased to announce that the City of Yorba Linda Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the new Yorba Linda Public Library and Arts Center. The public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, 4845 Casa Loma Avenue, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and express opinions regarding the project.

For additional information regarding the public hearing, please contact the Planning Division at 714-961-7130.

Public Hearing Location
Yorba Linda City Hall Council Chambers
4845 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda, CA  92886

 

Upcoming Community & Commission Meetings – April 19 and 20

This next week, we’ll be hosting a Community Meeting that you are invited to join us for. The Open House and Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Travis Ranch School located at 5200 Via De La Escuela in the Multipurpose Room. The Open House (informal, drop-in) will begin at 5:30 p.m. and followed by the Community Meeting, lead by the project’s architects, starts at 6:30 p.m. A Commission Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Black Gold Golf Club at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, download the flyer here.