Oct 25th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Consultants presented four options to League City officials for building new libraries and expanding their current library. Each of the options is estimated to cost a minimum of $100 million total.

The city’s Hellen Hall Library was built in 1985 at 29,000 square feet – the same size it is now. It serves a population that has grown to about 106,000. Its square footage per capita of .25 is below the state’s suggested square footage of 1.

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Helen Hall Library

Design firm officials developed several options to remedy the space and demand issues that all feature a central library, western library, and eastern library at varying square footages with different opening and expansion timelines.

Estimated costs of these timelines range from $105 million to $157.45 million. One councilmember said he would like a library project put before voters by November 2020.