Frequently Asked Questions
A sign at the corner of Beulah Street and Manchester Boulevard in Kingstowne advertises the future site of the Kingstowne Regional Library. When will the regional branch be built?
The Kingstowne Regional Library will be built sometime after 2015. Fairfax County’s current Capital Improvement Program covers construction projects planned for fiscal years 2011 – 2016; the Kingstowne Regional Library project is expected to occur after that.
When was the land for the Kingstowne Regional Library purchased?
The site for the Kingstowne Regional Library was purchased in 2000 from Royal Palm Investments, Inc. for $3.4 million. The site was paid for from 1989 library bond funds.
Why was the land for the Kingstowne Regional Library bought so early?
The land and funding were both available, and delaying the purchase might have resulted in losing such an advantageous location. The site chosen was convenient to major roads, centrally located for Kingstowne residents, and big enough for the library’s needs (a regional branch requires a minimum of 5.5 to six acres to accommodate the building and adequate parking). Since its purchase, the site has been improved with curbs, gutters and sidewalks around its perimeter, and all public utilities are available.
Will funds from the 2004 Library referendum be used to construct the regional branch in Kingstowne?
No. Funds from that library bond referendum were used to build two new branches in Oakton and Burke and renovate four of the library’s oldest branches. Funds for the construction of the Kingstowne Regional Library will have to be included in another bond referendum in the future.
What will happen to the current Kingstowne Library in the Landsdowne Shopping Centre at the corner of Beulah Street and Telegraph Road?
Its future will be decided once we get closer to the construction of the regional branch. The current Kingstowne Library was opened as a result of a corporate partnership with A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc., which donated the space as a proffer when the Landsdowne Shopping Centre was built. The library has a 20-year lease on the space.