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.

Moving Forward… Along with your Input

The Yorba Linda Public Library and Arts Center project is moving along at a nice pace and we are again at a point where we’d like your input. Similar to the first time, we are again inviting you stop by the Library or Community Center to add your thoughts to the kiosks that can be found near the service desks. Additionally, you can provide your input through this online survey.

In this round of input, we would like to receive your thoughts on various design aspects of the project including paseo features, exterior accent materials, and interior design values. You’ll find a wide selection of design aspects to choose from.

Lastly, we will also be hosting a community meeting this month. This will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Travis Ranch School (Multipurpose Room), located at 5200 Via De La Escuela in Yorba Linda. The Open House (informal, drop-in) will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Community Meeting lead by the project’s architects 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. Download the flyer here.

What Are Your Priorities?

On your next visit to the Library, when you are checking out materials, you might see two large boards with a number of pictures and colored stickers.  What is this you ask?  Well, it is for your input regarding the new Yorba Linda Library and Arts Center. We would like to know what your priorities include when it comes to the new facility. You’ll find a selection of areas that include group space, digital arts, outdoor gathering space, study areas and numerous other options.

Stop by the Information Desk on the Main Floor or the Circulation Desk to pick up stickers so that you too can add your priorities.

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