The King County Library System has approved the location and construction of a new library in White Center at the intersection of 15th SW and SW 107th.
Update: White Center Library to be in White Center, not Burien
The King County Library System Board of Trustees approved the new White Center library Tuesday night, Feb. 26 by a vote of 4 to 0, and approved locating the new library at a vacant lot on the corner of SW 107th and 14th SW (the preferred site by the White Center Chamber of Commerce, the White Center CDA, several school teachers and after school program directors, and many other White Center community members).
This location is directly across the street from Mount View Elementary School, directly across the street from Coronado Springs, a low income facility with over 300 family and elder apartments, and the site is next door to almost 400 additional apartment units to the south.
All these residents will have an easy walking distance on non arterial streets to reach the new library.
The KCLS will now negotiate with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, the owner of the site on the development process.
It is expected that the new $5+ million library will be a redevelopment opportunity for the White Center business district and become an anchor to the south end of the White Center business district.
The next phase will include outreach to the White Center community to help design the interior and determine the additional community amenities that will be included in the library design.