The new El Gabilan Branch Library is a $21 million project two-story, 21,076 square foot building for the City of Salinas that includes a spacious main lobby, 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 and Construction on the project took 16 months. The project was completed on-time and on-budget and is currently in operation. In July 2020, the El Gabilan Library project won the ENR California 2020 Cultural/Worship Merit Award – Northern Region
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)