The Lakewood Branch Library and Learning Center project funds construction of an approximately 20,000 square foot branch library facility in the Lakewood Village neighborhood of Sunnyvale.
More than just a stand-alone Branch Library, the Lakewood Branch Library and Learning Center is a partnership between the City of Sunnyvale, the Sunnyvale School District and Fremont Unified High School District. The Center will serve as a primary resource for literacy, learning and wellness activities for the residents of north Sunnyvale.
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Nate Scribner, Assistant City Engineer, 408-730-2783
The conceptual design is complete (see Documents tab). We are at the start of design development.
The project will progress as follows:
Many residents in north Sunnyvale live between two to four miles from any library. As a result, the Lakewood area has the lowest percentage of residents with Sunnyvale library cards of any neighborhood in Sunnyvale. Some of the City's residents with the most to gain from library services have the most difficult time accessing those services. This project will bring library services closer to these residents.
In early 2017, City Council authorized staff to explore a partnership with the Sunnyvale School District for the joint development and operations of the Lakewood Branch Library and Learning Center (Library), which included completion of a feasibility study.
Based on the preliminary findings from the feasibility study, Council authorized staff to negotiate a formal memorandum of understanding with the Sunnyvale School District and the Fremont Union High School District for the construction and operation of a joint-use Library. This will be located on Sunnyvale School District-owned Lakewood Elementary School site.
The negotiations were successful. Council approved the proposed agreement in January 2020. Per the agreement, the new building will be approximately 20,000 square feet and one story.
For relevant Reports to Council, see Documents tab.
Community Meetings Summaries
Reports to Council
Report to Council 20-0983, Dec. 8, 2020 - Approve the Preferred Concept for the Lakewood Branch Library and Learning Center Project as shown on Attachment 5 of the Report [see approved plan above]
Report to Council 20-0377, April 28, 2020 - Award of a Contract to Anderson Brule Architects, Inc. for the Design and Construction Support Services of Lakewood Branch Library and Learning Center
Report to Council 20-0057, January 14, 2020 - Approve an Agreement with the Sunnyvale School District and Fremont Union High School District for a Joint Use Lakewood Branch Library and Learning Center at Lakewood Elementary School
Report to Council 17-0072, February 7, 2017 - Authorize the City Manager to Explore a Partnership with the Sunnyvale School District for the Joint Development and Operations of the Lakewood Branch Library and Learning Center
2020 - Presentation of the Recommended Branch Library Conceptual Plan to the following School Boards, Commissions and City Council:
Aug. 26, 2020 - Community Outreach #2 Virtual Open House (for Community Meeting #2 Summary see Documents tab)
July 1, 2020 - Community Outreach #1 Virtual Open House (for Community Meeting #1 Summary see Documents tab)
April 2020 – Council awards a design contract to Anderson Brulé Architects, Inc.
January 2020 – Council approves the Memorandum of Understanding agreement between the City, Sunnyvale School District and Fremont Unified High School District establishing the program and setting final Branch Library size and space
2017 – Council Authorizes Feasibility Study for Partnership with the Sunnyvale School District for the joint development and operations of the Lakewood Branch Library and Learning Center
2013 – Council Selects Lakewood Park for new Library site