Project Status: Underway
Estimated Cost: $29 million
Start Date: June 2018
Estimated End Date: October 2019
Magisterial District: Fairfield
Construction on the two-story, 44,803-square-foot library is expected to begin in June. An opening is anticipated in October 2019. The 10-acre site is southeast of North Laburnum and Watts Lane, by the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center.
The $29 million project is being funded largely through Henrico’s 2016 bond referendum. County voters overwhelmingly approved using bonds to finance the library project, with 75 percent voting “yes.”
The new library will feature a modern design with an open lobby, classroom and meeting space, group study areas, a digital media lab and a drive-up window, where patrons can pick up or drop off materials. The site also will feature an entry plaza, a bicycle and pedestrian connection to Harvie Road, an area for outdoor activities, parking for 220 vehicles and room for a 16,000-square-foot building addition in the future.