Indian Creek News, January 14
With the New Year comes the opportunity to begin a weekly update on the new Indian Creek Library construction. My name is Bob Miller, the Indian Creek Library manager. I hope you find these updates to be informative and, dare I say, entertaining. Besides today’s text-heavy kickoff, future features you might encounter include photo reveals and exclusive on-site video tours. We will also have a very exciting announcement to share with you in the next week or so. Stay tuned!
We’ve come a long way since the March 3rd, 2016 flooding of our former Black Bob location. While Indian Creek was closed for several months, we selected and prepared a temporary site in the Santa Fe Square Shopping Center, which opened in September of 2016, to great expectations.
During that time we also continued programming space needs for our future library, followed quickly by the design phase. Once a design was selected by architect firms Gould Evans and Group 4, a festive groundbreaking event was held on August 25th, 2018 at our future location, a former Hy-Vee store at 16100 W 135th St. You can access a preview of our future library and watch a live construction feed on our website, www.olathelibrary.org.
Last week, construction manager McCownGordon began installing a new roof on the building. This will be important as we enter the long winter months when workers will need shelter. We will also begin to see the clerestory glass installed, along with our ample number of skylights strategically placed throughout the building. Next week the delivery of the storefront curtain wall is expected, which will allow the building to be buttoned up completely.
We still anticipate a fall, 2019 opening. Stay tuned here for all our construction updates and thank you for staying with us during this inconvenient yet exciting time.