Archive for Thursday, October 9, 2003

Basehor Library meets with architectural firm

October 9, 2003

By the end of October, Basehor Community Library officials will select an architectural firm to design a new facility on 158th Street.

For the past year, library officials have laid the groundwork for a new facility. The public must give final approval through a bond issue, the election date of which, has not yet been determined.

Last week, library officials met with GLPM Architecture Inc., a Lawrence firm, and discussed ideas for the new facility. This week, PGAV Inc., a Westwood firm, is scheduled to meet with library representatives.

The final interview will take place next week when librarians meet with the firm of Berger, Devine and Yaeger Inc. of Kansas City, Mo.

Carla Kaiser, Basehor Community Library director, said all of the firms of qualified to handle design work for the new facility.

"It's very exciting right now," the director said. "We've learned a lot."

Approximately 2 acres of ground on 158th Street, near the Prairie Gardens development, is donated to the library for a new facility.

There is no fixed cost for the new construction as of yet. A bond issue date and price will be released after the library selects a firm to design the new facility.

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