Expansion Of South Everett Library Branch Pushed To 2019

April 11, 2018

Everett Government


A drawing from the proposal in May of 2017

In his budget address to the Everett City Council in November of 2016 then Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson stated the following:
“Finally, with the Council’s approval, we will begin construction on the expansion of the south Everett library branch in 2017. This long-overdue project will add 5,000 square feet to the branch, including new spaces for meeting, studying and children’s activities, more restrooms and more computers.”

Fast forward to the Everett City Council Meeting of April 11th, 2018 and the Everett City Council heard from Paul Kaftanski with the city administration that construction is now expected to start in the first quarter of 2019. The City stopped a plan to begin construction this year in order to do what it called value engineering in order to keep the project within budget. Kaftanski said plans to demolish a city-owned building on the site that houses a data center and IT equipment and move that within the remodeled library have been changed and a plan to house Pegasus, a former bookmobile on site has also been scrapped.


This is the original timetable for expansion of the south Everett library branch.

In May the administration will come back to city council to update the contract documents and then the city plans to go to bid mid third-quarter of this year. Kaftanski said they hope to award the contract in December. Here is a look at the original timeline.

You can follow all of the progress, look at design drawings and keep up with information here on they city’s Evergreen Branch Expansion web page.

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