Garfield County Public Library

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Garfield County Public Library District | Rifle, CO (0851)

Client:                                       Garfield County Public Library District

Project Type:                            New Construction

Services Provided:                   Project Management / Owner Representation

Completion Date:                     2010

Size:                                         60,000 SF

 

The existing library in Rifle was constructed in the 1980s and was too small not suited to 21st century technology needs.  The District decided to replace it with a new facility and, in cooperation with the City, allowed for future connection to a replacement City Hall immediately adjacent.  In further cooperation, the City street between the City Hall and former library was vacated and taken over as driveway between the new library and a new 2-story concrete parking structure, thereby greatly alleviating a lack of parking for both in the congested downtown area and creating a very nice civic center out of an entire city block.  Blythe Group provided overall project leadership from adjacent property acquisition, demolition and temporary library facilities to design and construction acquisition through new furnishings and final occupancy.  The roof of the new library is nearly covered with a 53-kilowatt photovoltaic array and the project attained LEED Gold certification.

 

 

Garfield County Public Library District | Parachute, CO (0851)

Client:                                       Garfield County Public Library District

Project Type:                            Addition / Renovation

Services Provided:                   Project Management / Owner Representation

Completion Date:                     2010

Size:                                         9,000 SF

 

The existing library in Parachute was constructed in the 1980s and was too small not suited to 21st century technology needs.  The District decided to gut and remodel it along with a substantial addition.  Blythe Group provided overall project leadership from temporary library facilities to design and construction acquisition through new furnishings and final occupancy.  The roof of the new library boasts a 10-kilowatt photovoltaic array that helps offset utility power usage.