On Aug. 1, the Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library will begin construction on a new front entry plaza for its downtown location at 300 W. Aspen Ave. in order to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
This renovation project involves the entry approach to the Downtown Library and includes the installation of new sloping sidewalks and parking that meet and exceed ADA accessibility standards, with an inclusive design to support equity of access for all community members. Beautification and art will also be incorporated into the project, along with a public seating area near the library entrance.
During construction, an alternate entrance at the corner of W. Aspen Ave. and N. Sitgreaves St. will be made available to the public, as the current library entrance will be inaccessible. A portion of the library parking lot, including the W. Aspen Ave. entryway will likewise be unavailable. Accordingly, additional parking spaces, including handicap parking, will be provided at the City Hall parking lot directly across from the library. Some library services, such as the Teen Zone, will be impacted.
The design of the entrance was provided by The WLB Group. Construction will be done by Scholz Contracting, LLC. and artistic features were designed by Maria Salenger of Jones Studio. The project is scheduled to be completed in December of 2022.
A rendering of the project is below.
Please visit the library website at http://www.flagstaffpubliclibrary.org/ for updated information regarding construction status.