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Posted on: December 13, 2019

The walls are going up at Wildwood Library!

construction photo of the outside of Wildwood Library

Wildwood Library now has walls!

In November and early December, contractors finished the frames for the exterior walls and began installing underground plumbing. 

Until the building is enclosed and heated, blankets are spread around the interior to...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Frame for Wildwood Library taking shape on site

wildwood building capture november

The outline for the new Wildwood Library is taking shape!

In late October, contractors started putting up the steel beams and supports for the building. They are also working on completing the utilities, parking lot, and final grading for the site.

In the n...

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

Site work has started at Wildwood Library

Image of construction crews installing footings and utility lines for the new Library.

Now that demolition at Wildwood Library is complete, site work on the project is underway. Footings and utilities will be installed soon. Contractors have also started work on a storm sewer project with the City of Mahtomedi.

Once footings are completed, f...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
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: 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