The new El Gabilan Branch Library is a $21 million project for the City of Salinas that will replace the existing 50-year old facility with a two-story, 21,076 square foot building that includes a spacious main lobby, an internet café, a tech maker space, and of course, library circulation faculties. The new library is designed with a community focus that features an outdoor children’s zone, a teen area, homework help area and an outdoor patio and amphitheater. Parking for staff and members of the public is also included in the design for the project.
The project was unanimously approved by the Salinas City Council in May of 2018. Construction on the project is expected to take 16 months and will begin in July of 2018. Construction completion is scheduled for November of 2019.
Public Partner/Tenant: City of Salinas
Finance Partner/On-Behalf of Owner: Public Facilities Group
Developer: Griffin Structures, Inc. (as Griffin Swinerton)
Architect: Anderson Brule Architects
General Contractor: Swinerton Builders (as Griffin Swinerton)