A new two-story, 21,500-square-foot public library facility in Manhattan Beach gained approval Tuesday when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors signed off on the $26.3-million project, in the works since early 2010.
The new building will sit on the same site as the current Manhattan Beach Library at 1320 Highland Avenue and is anticipated to open in April 2015. Demolition of the existing library is expected to take place in July.
A design-build contract, not to exceed $18,448,919, for the library will be awarded to C.W. Driver Inc. Funding for the new library will come from taxes paid by Manhattan Beach property owners and $14.1 million in bonds that will also ultimately be paid for with property taxes.
The new building will house adult, teen and children's reading areas, a homework center and tutoring rooms, public access computers and a 100-seat community meeting room.
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