I was perusing the City of Burien website today when I saw that there was going to be a meeting this coming Monday regarding the design for the new Burien Library. it is expected to be completed in early 2009, and is being built in conjunction with the new Burien City Hall, which will keep the costs of construction, materials, taxes, etc down for us taxpayers in Highline.
(Tangent alert!) For that reason alone, you gotta love Burien. Ever since I moved my business here from Seattle, my taxes are considerably less and the paperwork is a breeze!
The new, 32,000 square foot library will of course be much larger than the current library, and will share some space with City Hall. As with all newly constructed or renovated King County libraries, green standards will be adhered to; while it is extremely expensive to build to the highest of green standards, the new library will be built to be environmentally friendly and cost effective.
The building permit should be issued any day now. I believe that the old library will house the new Highline Senior Center.
Interested in attending the meeting? Here are the details:
New Burien Library
Monday, February 25, 7pm
14700 Sixth Avenue SW
Burien, WA 98166