Renovation and Addition
The Lukmire Partnership
Montgomery County Government
Department of General Services
Kassa Seyoum (240) 777-6114
Project Status as of 1/31/2014
Library shelving has been installed and adjustments are being made for maximum efficiency. Books are being installed on the shelves by Montgomery County Public Library (MCPL) staff. The Circulation desk has been installed and is being powered for computer and data usage. Office and staff work station furniture is installed and powered. Additional furnishings for patrons will begin arriving starting the first week of February. The scheduled opening date is March 15, 2014.
The Department of Public Libraries’ Strategic Facilities plan identified the Olney Library for renovation and expansion in 2002. The building opened in 1981 and is 16,825 square feet in size.
A Program of Requirements to guide the renovation plans was written in September 2001 and updated and signed in October 2002. Funding was approved by the County Council as part of the FY03-08, FY05-10, and FY09-14 Capital Improvement Program budgets. The renovation was approved to include a 4,260 square foot addition, HVAC replacement, bringing all building systems up to applicable building and energy codes, replacement of the windows and doors, pedestrian safety and walkway improvements, and exterior lighting and stormwater management improvements.
Planning for the renovation began in January 2008. A public meeting was held on January 24, 2008 to solicit input on the features members of the community liked about the current library and those they wanted to see changed or included in the renovated and expanded facility.
Architects from The Lukmire Partnership and staff from the Department of Public Libraries and the Department of General Services worked during 2008 to complete an initial draft plan for the exterior and interior design of the renovated and expanded building. That schematic design plan was presented to the community at a second public meeting held on April 2, 2009. Architects from The Lukmire Partnership and staff from the Department of Public Libraries and the Department of General Services answered questions and received feedback from community members. Input from the community meeting will be considered as the final design for the building is developed.
Olney Library Renovation Public Meeting (13 December 2010)
Olney Library Approved Mandatory Referral Submission Drawings
Olney Library Approved Mandatory Referral Submission Report
Program of Requirements
Olney Library Renovation Public Meeting (2 April 2009)
Olney Library Renovation Public Meeting (12 January 2008)
Links of Interest
Division of Building Design and Construction - Department of General Services
11th floor, 101 Monroe Street Rockville MD 20850