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Oakton Library Groundbreaking and Community Day Board Matter
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JOINT BOARD MATTER


With Chairman Connolly
February 27, 2006

Oakton Library Groundbreaking and Community Day


Mr. Chairman:

As you are aware, the groundbreaking for the Oakton Library, the first library in the Providence District, is scheduled for April 8, 2006. Community leaders in Oakton and the Oakton Women's Club generated community support and enthusiasm for designation of a part of a parcel of vacant land in Oakton for the library site. This land was owned by Hearthstone-Vanguard and in a historic public-private partnership the land for the 3-acre project was donated for the purpose of building the Oakton library.

The Friends of the Oakton Library was founded in 2001 and the planning and design of the library began in 2002 with an estimated cost of $7.6 million. In 2004, the voters of Fairfax County approved a bond referendum to fund the new library and under the leadership of Library Director Edwin Clay and Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Architect Katayoon Shaya as well as the Friends of the Oakton Library, plans and construction documents were developed.

Designed to be state-of-the-art and environmentally sound, the building will employ various LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) principles, including orienting the building to maximize energy efficiency, installing a highly efficient mechanical system and using daylight and screening to offset energy consumption. The site of the new library is at the intersection of Hunter Mill Road and Lynnhaven Place - near the intersection of Route 123 and Hunter Mill Road - and is projected to open in May 2007.

Motion:

To recognize the positive contributions of Library Director Edwin Clay, DPWES Architect Katayoon Shaya as well as the Friends of the Oakton Library and the Oakton Women's Club, I move that the Board of Supervisors invite these individuals to come before the Board on April 3, 2006, to formally commemorate their contributions.

Further, I ask the Board for unanimous support in proclaiming Saturday, April 8, 2006, as "Oakton Community Day" in Fairfax County and direct staff to prepare a proclamation to be read at the celebration.


 


   

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