Monday, February 22, 2016

West Regional Library update - February 2016

The new library will be on six acres of property located at the intersection of Old Spanish Trail and the planned Apollo Road extension in the City of Scott. The property acquisition was finalized in January 2016.

The Building Program (a document that details what spaces and equipment will be in the new library) was approved by the Library Board on February 15, 2016 and is being turned over to the Architects, Architects Southwest, who will soon begin Schematic Design.  The Building Program is available here.

The new library is expected to be about 17,000 square feet, have a variety of meeting and study spaces, storytime room, collections for adults, teens and children, offer more public access computers, fax machine, copy machine, and wi-fi.   The library will be open 7 days a week, including evening hours.

The design and construction timeline is being developed by the Architect.  Following construction and building acceptance, the Library will spend several months moving in new furniture, shelving, computers, and collection. Currently, we anticipate opening in 2018-2019.  This will be refined during the design process, and again after construction gets underway.

The West Regional Library will serve the Western part of Lafayette Parish, including the City of Scott.  Once the regional library is open, the smaller Scott Branch Library (located nearby) will close.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Seeking Property

We are seeking property for the West Regional Library.  Complete details can be found on the Lafayette Consolidated Government's purchasing portal .  It is event # 376.  Proposals are due by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Property for new library sought

The Lafayette Public Library is seeking proposals to purchase approximately 4 to 6 acres of land within the corporate limits of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, for the construction of the West Regional Library.  This regional library will serve the Scott area, Duson area, and western Lafayette Parish.  The library is scheduled to be planned in 2013 and 2014.

The proposed site must be within the corporate limits of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana and should be located within a 1.5 mile radius of the intersection of Hwy 90 (Cameron Street) and Jenkins Road.  

The proposed site should be highly visible, easily accessible, and be able to offer access to all major utilities.  The proposed site shall be suitable to accommodate a regional library, ultimately of approximately 35,000 square feet as well as between 160 and 200 parking spaces.

The Lafayette Public Library will consider land with is offered for purchase, via cooperative endeavor, via Intergovernmental Agreement, or as a gift.

The official RFP packet with complete specifications and requirements can be found on the Lafayette Consolidated Government website - Government -> Finance & Management -> Requests for Proposals/Notice to Bidders or by going directly to the LCG Supplier Portal, and searching for event # 345

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Site selection continues

The Library Board and Building Committee are discussing a target zone for a West Regional Library. An RFP seeking property will ideally be issued later this year.

The site should be easily visible and accessible from a major roadway and must be within the target zone.

The RFP officially asking for proposals should be issued later this year. Anyone interested in receiving the notification of the RFP issuance should contact the director's office at 337-261-5781 or email the director's executive secretary at lbreaux at sign

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Site selection discussion begins

The Library Board and Building Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 to begin discussing an ideal location for the West Regional Library. The meeting will be held in the Main Library beginning at 4 p.m. and is open to the public.

West Regional will serve the Scott, Duson, and surrounding communities.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

West Regional Library status

The West Regional Library will serve Scott, Duson, and western Lafayette Parish. The Library Board will seek property in 2006 / 2007 . The current construction timeline has planning for this facility beginning around 2008/2009 and construction in 2012/2013.