7a - Los Gatos Library Project
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7a - Los Gatos Library Project
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PROJECT 09-06 LOS GATOS LIBRARY APPROVING PLANS AND SPECS
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yaw" of MEETING DATE: 03/15/10 <br />- - ITEM NO: <br />~~. <br />cas ~G,Atos COUNCIL/AGENCY AGENDA REPORT <br />DATE: MARCH 1, 2010 <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL/ <br />CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY <br />FROM: GREG CARSON, TOWN MANAGER/EXECUTIVEbIRECTOR <br />c''~~~ <br />SUBJECT: PPW JOB NO. 09-06 -LOS GATOS LIBRARY PROJECT 411-821-2501 <br />ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR <br />THE LOS GATOS LIBRARY PROJECT AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO <br />ADVERTISE THE PROJECT FOR BID. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Los Gatos Library Project and <br />authorize staff to advertise the project for bid. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />On January 11, 2010, the Town Council approved actions regarding the new Los Gatos library, <br />including certification of the EIR, introduction of the Planned Development ordinance, and <br />approval of the General Plan Amendment and Architecture and Site (A&S) application for <br />demolition and relocation of houses on the library site. The Planned Development ordinance <br />was adopted on January 19, 2010, and the Development Review Committee approved the A&S <br />application for the library final design on February 16, 2010. <br />The new library will be a 30,000 square-foot, two-story building at 100 Villa Avenue on the <br />southeast corner of the Civic Center. Community meetings, stakeholder focus groups, <br />environmental design charrettes, and public hearings all provided opportunities for input into the <br />design, material selections, floor plans, and site plan for the new library. The new library will <br />provide sufficient space for expanded and additional library services, including an expanded <br />children's reading and storytime area, a designated teen area, a computer lab, group study rooms, <br />a history center, a periodical reading room, and a coffee cafe. With a target to achieve at least <br />LEED Silver certification, the new library will include many environmentally-efficient systems. <br />Following the approval of the library design and land use process, staff is presenting the plans <br />and specifications for the project for Council consideration and seeking Council authorization to <br />advertise the project for bid. <br />PREPARED BY: TODD CAPURSO <br />Director of Parks and Public Works <br />Reviewed by: Assistant Town Manager/Deputy Directoi<~own Attorney/General <br />Counsel/ Clerk Administrator/Secretary ~~-Finance Community Development <br />...._ _ _. <br />\\leona\data\PPW\MANAGEMENT\COiJNCIL\COUNCIL REPORTS\2010 Reports\March 15\09-06.library.building.p&s.doc <br />
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