Information about the new Belleville Area District Library building, including aerial views and floor plans.

Building Committee Meetings

Utility Plans and Updated Conceptual Drawings (7-13-2017)

Updated Floor Plans (7-6-2017):

Building Project Schedule

Construction Manager Recommendation

Note:  At the February 14, 2017, Library Board meeting, the board voted to enter into contract negotiations with O'Neal Construction, Inc.

Construction Manager Fee Proposals

Dailey        Davenport        JSVig        McCarthySmith
ONeal        Phoenix        Rewold

Fee Proposal Comparisons

Construction Manager Proposals

Dailey        Davenport        JSVig        McCarthySmith
ONeal        Phoenix        Rewold

Library Conceptual Plans

October 2016 Library Forum Information

Library Forum PowerPoint Presentation

Ballot Language (2016)

Library Operations and Building Survey Results

Space Needs Assessment Revisited

  • New Library Construction Update

    New Library Construction Update

    Brickwork is almost done and windows are being installed in the new main library.  We anticipate opening in late January/early February.  Much needs to be done between now and then, including painting walls, and installing millwork, plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, carpeting, tile, and shelving.  In order to install our computers and move the books from the current library, we will need to close for a few weeks, but we hope to keep this time to a minimum.  I cannot give … Read MoreRead More »
  • Summer Update

    Summer Update

    If you have been to the library recently, you have seen the construction fencing, large excavation equipment, holes being dug, utility lines being rerouted, etc.  All of us are getting used to finding new routes to the library now that 4th Street is closed as well as new places to park.  “Please pardon our dust” has become more than just an expression!  Once all of the utilities (storm sewers, water lines, gas, electrical, etc.) have been relocated and foundations have … Read MoreRead More »
  • April Showers Bring May Library Construction?

    April Showers Bring May Library Construction?

    Thank you to all of you who attended our groundbreaking ceremony last Saturday to celebrate the start of library construction.  Although the day was rainy and windy, as true Michiganders, we took it in stride.  Now the real digging will begin. The library will hold two construction question and answer sessions on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Noon and at 6:30 pm. Representatives from O’Neal Construction Inc. and Daniels & Zermack Architects will be on hand to answer your questions … Read MoreRead More »
  • Site Plan Approval

    Site Plan Approval

    The City of Belleville Planning Commission’s Sept. 14th unanimous vote for site plan approval for the new Belleville Area District Library (BADL) building is deeply appreciated by the entire library community.  On behalf of the BADL, I continue to shout HOORAY!  This is not only a big step for the new library process, but also an important expression of partnership within the library district. The BADL Board, along with our design team of Daniels and Zermack Architects, O’Neal Construction and … Read MoreRead More »
  • “So, when is groundbreaking?”

    “So, when is groundbreaking?”

    “So, when is groundbreaking?” Well…… The two months since our last building update has consisted mostly of meetings, meetings, and more meetings:  meetings with the architect, meetings with the Building Committee, meetings with utility companies, and meetings with library vendors. We are working on finalizing the floorplan and footprint for the new building.  The geotechnical engineers have done soil borings.  The environmental engineers have been out to test for lead and asbestos.   The project engineers have drawn up plans for … Read MoreRead More »