Collaboration in Civic Spheres

Interactive map: King County library system building projects

by Matt Rosenberg January 30th, 2012

A series of construction and expansion projects continue to unfold in the new year in the King County (Wash.) Library System, following voter approval in 2004 of a $172 million bond issue. Courtesy of the library system’s staff we are happy to present a color-coded interactive map including links to project overview/status pages for each facilitity. Each branch name when clicked leads to a KCLS page detailing the respective project. We will seek to keep this map updated here, but going forward, you will always be able to find the most recent version of it at the KCLS 2004 bond-funded projects page. The projects page has additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions.

According to a portion of the December 2011 “Dashboard” report presented to the KCLS board by staff, highlights of the capital improvement plan building program already achieved in 2012 or expected to be completed this year include new facilities in Newcastle and Duvall and expansions in Auburn, Bellevue, and Lake Forest Park. New facilities are expected to progress this year toward an eventual construction start (2013 or later) at Vashon Island, Federal Way (320th St.) and Tukwila. In addition, non-bond construction of new libraries for Renton and Renton Highlands have cleared the design phase.

USER INSTRUCTIONS: Simply click on any branch name below (not the nearby dot) for more project-specific information. Our special thanks to KCLS Web Services Manager Lisa Hill for her assistance developing and sharing a WordPress-embeddable version of the KCLS code we used for the live map here.

Boulevard Park Traveling Library Center Algona-Pacific Auburn Muckleshoot Black Diamond Kent Regional Maple Valley Covington Federal Way 320th Federal Way Regional East Hill of Kent Des Moines Woodmont Fairwood Library Connection @Southcenter Vashon Skyway Tukwila Foster Burien Greenbridge White Center Newcastle Issaquah North Bend Snoqualmie Mercer Island Newport Way Fall City Library Connection @ Crossroads Bellevue Regional Lake Hills Sammamish Carnation Redmond Regional Kirkland Skykomish Duvall Library Kingsgate Woodinville Lake Forest Park Bothell Regional Kenmore Richmond Beach Shoreline Library2GO! and Digital Discovery Zone

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