Douglas County Libraries (DCL) in Parker will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The beautifully appointed new building, located at 20105 East Mainstreet, is the last of DCL’s three new locations to open—capping a successful campaign to launch dynamic new libraries and services that enhance lifelong learning. The Grand… Read More
Douglas County Libraries (DCL) is excited to announce the highly anticipated Grand Opening of its new Lone Tree branch, located at 10055 Library Way, on Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new library is located in the urban heart of the RidgeGate community, just east of the Lone Tree Arts Center.… Read More
Douglas County Libraries (DCL) in Castle Pines is now open, and construction of the new libraries in Lone Tree and Parker is progressing. The new libraries reflect each community’s unique growth and needs for increased amenities, spaces and services — and all feature drive-through book drops. The 13,000-square-foot Castle Pines location (360 Village Square Lane)… Read More
Douglas County Libraries is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its new 15,000-square-foot Castle Pines branch, located at 360 Village Square Lane, on Thursday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The new library is located one block west of the previous site. DCL’s new library will open with a ribbon cutting at… Read More
Despite near record rainfall in June and July, construction on new Douglas County Libraries (DCL) buildings in Castle Pines, Lone Tree and Parker is progressing. Excavation is complete on sites in Castle Pines and Lone Tree, where work on foundation footings has also begun. Digging began in Parker on July 13, and foundation work is… Read More
The Cherry Creek Valley (CCV) Rotary of Parker on Wednesday became the first organization to lend its name to the new Douglas County Libraries (DCL) building under construction in Parker. The Rotary donated $10,000 to the project, and the club’s name will grace the Fusion media lab planned for the new library. Library representatives were… Read More
Douglas County Libraries will break ground on the construction sites of three new libraries on successive Mondays in May. The public is invited to join in the festivities, and hear comments from Library Director Bob Pasicznyuk and the mayors and other dignitaries from each community. Lone Tree – Monday, May 4, at 10 AM, 10055… Read More
Fransen Pittman, general contractor for the new Parker, Lone Tree and Castle Pines libraries, will hold two subcontractor job fairs in the month of March. Project team members will be available to answer questions and provide informational, pre-qualification packets to interested subcontractors. Fair #1 Monday, March 16, 2015, 2 – 7 PM Douglas County Libraries… Read More
Since Douglas County Libraries announced its building campaign, No Leaf Unturned, in 2013, it has made considerable progress toward the realization of three new libraries serving the communities of Castle Pines, Lone Tree and Parker. The new libraries will provide a tangible response to each community’s growth and demand for library amenities, spaces and services.… Read More
Douglas County Libraries (DCL) has completed the research phase of it’s new buildings project, and will reveal plans and models at three upcoming community open houses. The public is invited to attend open houses at existing DCL locations to see floor plans, 3-D models and design details for the new libraries, all of which were influenced by community input.… Read More
Douglas County citizens are invited to a Community Open House on Tuesday, September 23, from 4-7 p.m., at Seasons 52 Fresh Grill, 8325 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree. Leaders from Douglas County Libraries, Anderson Mason Dale Architects and Studiotrope Design Collective will be on hand to share what’s in store for new Douglas County Libraries planned for the communities of Castle Pines, Lone Tree and Parker. Light appetizers will be served. Please RSVP to Amber DeBerry at email@example.com or 303-688-7641.… Read More
Douglas County Libraries (DCL) is pleased to announce the selection of Fransen Pittman Construction Company, Inc., as general contractor for the construction of new libraries in Parker, Castle Pines and Lone Tree.
The firm was chosen and approved by the DCL Board of Trustees last month for the perceived strength of their pre-construction services, the lowest overall fee proposal, ability to perform the work, experience with library construction, and overall strength of the team.
“We chose Fransen Pittman primarily for their relevant experience in building multiple libraries for organizations looking to redefine the library’s services and facilities model,” said DCL project owner’s representative Bruce Flynn. “We also loved their enthusiasm and their core team’s ability to communicate.”… Read More
Join Us, Explore with Us, Grow with Us as we build new and innovative libraries that will serve our growing communities for years to come. The changing landscape of books, reading and information, along with growth in our communities, makes now the right time to embark on this exciting multi-year campaign to fund and build three new libraries for our community.
Douglas County Libraries in Parker, Castle Pines and Lone Tree do not currently meet the needs of their communities. None has enough space to offer the full spectrum of library services needed to meet the public demands. We asked our community, and we listened. Demand is high for better and more parking, more meeting spaces for community use, and creative, flexible space to increase the number and diversity of programs the library can offer. And we are responding: Douglas County Libraries will build three new libraries over the course of the next 2-3 years to provide quiet places for contemplation or research, spaces for creating connections, and destinations for exploration, discovery and innovation. We will better serve the Town of Parker, City of Lone Tree and City of Castle Pines with innovative, beautiful and functional spaces, and we need your help.… Read More
On April 30, 2014, at the Douglas County Libraries Board of Trustees meeting, the board selected Studiotrope Design Collective with Anderson Mason Dale Architects (AMD) to develop an architectural and design plan for several new libraries. The goal of No Leaf Unturned, the library building campaign announced in 2013, is to respond to the community’s growth and demand for library spaces and services by building three new libraries within the county. The new libraries will serve the Town of Parker, City of Lone Tree, and City of Castle Pines.
Studiotrope Design Collective and Anderson Mason Dale Architects are known for their innovative design, experience in building public facilities, and respect for community involvement.… Read More
What is the building timeline?
Building details and timelines have yet to be finalized, but Douglas County Libraries and the City Castle of Pines are already beginning to work on this exciting project. An RFP for architects will be sent out in late 2013; simultaneously, community surveys and outreach will be conducted in the remaining months of 2013 and early 2014, for insight into what the community wants in its library. A groundbreaking date is yet to be determined.
What has happened with the dollars the Castle Pines community has been raising for the last several years?
It was used for rent and common area maintenance.… Read More