Construction Start Date: Spring 2019
Completion: Summer 2019
Your New Library Experience Is Coming!
Trustees approved the budget for the Library’s plan to renovate a building within the Red Bridge Shopping Center that will become the new home of its Red Bridge Branch. The Library had previously finalized a long-term lease with LANE4 Property Group on the property at 453B Red Bridge Road―adjacent to the Euston Hardware Store in a space previously occupied by a bowling alley. Construction will start this spring, and the new location will be open by the summer.
The new facility boasts 14,352 square feet―more than 2,300 larger than MCPL’s current Red Bridge location―as well as improved visibility from Red Bridge Road.
The Red Bridge Branch will continue to operate throughout the renovation of the new space. The current plan is to sell the building the branch occupies following its move to the new space.
The renovation of this branch is part of the second phase of MCPL’s Capital Improvement Plan. This project is made possible by funds from Proposition L. The architects are SAPP Design (Springfield, MO) and Helix Architecture + Design, Inc. (Kansas City, MO), and the construction firm for all projects is JE Dunn.
- New interior
- New community room
- New collaboration spaces
- Automatic entry doors
- New furniture additions
- New, updated public computers
- Improved Wi-Fi coverage and access
- Outdoor seating area