The Shadle Branch Library project (Spokane, WA) includes renovation of and addition to the existing Library. There are also related site improvements within the boundaries of the lot for access to the expanded library and the rest of Shadle Park. At 17,800 square feet, the Shadle Library (2111 W. Wellesley Ave.) was undersized for its role as a destination library for the north side of Spokane. The Shadle Library will expand to approximately 30,000 square feet to meet the level of demand for additional and modern library spaces and services. The original building will be preserved and will include new interior spaces including meetings rooms and maker spaces. An expansion toward the intersection of Wellesley and Belt will increase the presence of Shadle Library along the Wellesley thoroughfare.
The updated library will include:
- Expansion of the current location to 30,000 square feet
- Improved children’s discovery areas to impact children’s literacy outcomes
- Improved areas for quiet reading and study
- Flexible use spaces for large or small meetings
The project team is currently framing interior and exterior walls. New structural steel and rook decking are being erected (by Garco) on new portions of library. On the existing building portion, our team is tearing off and re-roofing existing TPO Roof. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in is taking place, and the utility work is complete.