Project Background

The City of Yorba Linda, the Yorba Linda Public Library and the Yorba Linda Department of Parks and Recreation are working to design and construct two new facilities that will house the new library and a new arts-related space. The new facilities will be built off Lakeview Ave, just north of Yorba Linda Blvd, across from the Town Center development area that is under construction now.  The new library will be approximately three blocks from the current library.  It will be home to the Public Library as well as a new Cultural Arts Center.

The new two-story Library, approximately 45,000-square-foot, will feature:

  • Children’s, tween, teen and adult areas
  • Group study rooms and quiet areas
  • Storytime Theater
  • Friends of the Library used book store
  • Dividable Community Room
  • DIY space and other collaborative areas

At approximately 13,500-square-foot, the Cultural Arts Center will provide much-needed space for recreation and community arts programs.

Spaces will include:

  • Flexible black box theater
  • Arts studio and adjoining exterior arts yard
  • Dance studio
  • Adjacent outdoor events lawn

The project will be housed in two buildings on the City-owned 4.7-acre “strawberry field” parcel on Lakeview Avenue, across from the new Yorba Linda Town Center. A central paseo between the two facilities will provide areas for outdoor activities and community events. The site provides adequate parking to meet planned uses.

Based on community feedback, the facilities will have a civic, yet gracious presence; a timeless design that endures physically and aesthetically; be inspired by the local geography and nature in a subtle and elegant way; and maintain warm and sophisticated interiors, finishes, and details that are welcoming to all.

Construction Timeline:

  • Award of Construction Contract and Ground Breaking: Late 2018-Early 2019
  • Facility Construction: 2019-2020
  • Grand Opening: Fall 2020