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Posted on: September 10, 2019

County Board approves contract updates for work on Wildwood Library

Wildwood Library Exterior

On September 3, the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved changes to plans for the new Wildwood Library.

The county has been working with HCM Architects for the past two years to design the library. The project involves demolition of the curren...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Groundbreaking ceremony held at Wildwood Library

Wildwood groundbreaking with commissioners

On August 7, Washington County Library staff, along with other county and community partners, gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at Wildwood Library. 

The ceremony included remarks from Commissioners Stan Karwoski and Fran Miron, Mahtomedi May...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: July 2, 2019

County Board approves contracts for new Wildwood Library

Wildwood Flyover Video

The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved contracts July 2 for building a new Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi.

The new library will be built on the current library site; the library will close July 20, and be closed for about a year for construct...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Wildwood Library to close July 20 for construction

Rendering of proposed design for Wildwood Library

Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi will close on Saturday, July 20 at 5 p.m. to prepare for construction.

When the library closes in July, staff will continue with moving preparation and packing. Construction will begin in August and is expected to take one yea...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Commissioners review plans, progress on Wildwood Library

proposed floor plan for Wildwood Library

On March 19, the Washington County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to receive an update on the status of the Wildwood Library project.

County building services and library staff have completed the design development phase of the project. The cost fo...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Community participates in final Wildwood building project event

Artist image of new Wildwood Library

Visitors who stopped by Wildwood Library Tuesday, Nov. 13 had a chance to look into the future, in a way, as design concept boards were displayed projecting what a new Wildwood Library could look like.

Tim McIllwain, of HCM Architects, offered a few words ...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Final community engagement event held for Wildwood Library

Artist's drawing of possible new library

The public is invited to review updated design renderings for a new Wildwood Library at a community engagement event on Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Wildwood Library. These drawings were created by the architecture firm, Hagen, Christensen, McIllwain. ...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: October 7, 2018

County Board scheduled to hear Wildwood Library project update

architecture rendering of possible Wildwood Library layout

The Washington County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to receive a Wildwood Library building project update on Tuesday, October 9 during a regularly scheduled workshop following it full meeting. 

Washington County Public Works will present the...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Common themes emerge for the future of Wildwood Library

wildwood library community engagement meeting

Nearly 40 people attended the second community engagement meeting for the Wildwood Library building project on Monday, April 23. 

Tim McIlwain with HCM Architects opened the meeting by sharing the common themes that emerged through the first commu...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: March 26, 2018

First community engagement meeting held for Wildwood Library

WW meeting 1-145

Approximately 15 interested community members attended the first community engagement meeting for Wildwood Library on March 19. Architects Jerry Hagen and Dan Lawrence of HCM Architects opened the meeting by sharing some information about the current buil...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Community engagement events scheduled for Wildwood Library

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Residents and patrons are invited to contribute their thoughts and opinions through a series of community meetings that will be conducted in early 2018.

The community engagement events are scheduled:

Monday, March 19, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the District Educ...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Architecture firm selected for Wildwood Library project

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Hagen, Christensen, McIllwain to design a new building for Wildwood Library. 

Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Target Completion Date: Fall 2020

valley library community engagement meeting

The Wildwood Library was built at its current location on Stillwater Avenue in Mahtomedi in 1990. When the building was evaluated by Washington County Public Works, it was estimated to need millions of dollars in future repairs, not including updates to t...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library