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Bids for the construction of the new Petersburg Public Library were read on Thursday at MRV Architects in Juneau and came in under the estimated budget amount of $4.5 million. ASRC McGraw Constructors, LLC.   was deemed the lowest responsive bid for the project. At the May 7 City Council meeting, the project building committee will recommend that the bid be awarded to ASRC McGraw.

Yet to come are bids for remaining work and contents such as construction administration, technology, landscaping, furnishings, and equipment.

Construction of the new library is scheduled to begin early this summer. The library is anticipated to open in the  summer of 2013.

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KFSK Public Radio – Petersburg’s new library project is ready for construction. The city started advertising for contractor bids Thursday of last week. With the final plans complete, the architect’s cost estimate remains unchanged at just over four and a half million dollars. The building will be paid for with a legislative grant, private donations, and a local bond that voters approved last fall. City officials expect to award the construction contract in mid-April.

Matt Lichtenstein asked Librarian Tara Alcock and City Manager Steve Giesbrecht for an update:

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Request for bids

REQUEST FOR BIDS: Petersburg Library, Petersburg, Alaska. This Project consists of construction of a 10,000 square foot new, stand-alone library. The project includes concrete slab-on-grade foundations with civil work including over-excavation, fill, and utility relocations. The library is a wood framed, single-story structure with a small mechanical mezzanine. Work will include electrical, mechanical, finishes and casework.


PRE-BID MEETING will be at 4:00 p.m. on March 29, 2012, City Council Chambers of the City of Petersburg.

DEADLINE: SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL 2:00 p.m. local time on April 12, 2012 at MRV Architects, 1420 Glacier Ave, #101, Juneau, Alaska.

BID DOCUMENTS MAY BE VIEWED at the Community Development Department, Petersburg, AK, or at www.mrvarchitects.com.

BID DOCUMENTS MAY BE PURCHASED from links found at www.mrvarchitects.com. Plan holders must register at www.mrvarchitects.com .

This project is funded in part by legislative grants through the Alaska Dept. of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. The City of Petersburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

OWNER reserves the right to reject all or any Bid(s). Please direct questions to Corey Wall (907)586-1371.

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The 75% construction documents for the new library have been received and are under review. The design for the new library has undergone many years of review and lots of public meetings and comments. Thanks to this, only minor changes need to be made to now ensure the building works well for the public and for staff. Designing an energy efficient, economical building has been a driving force from the beginning. When we finish our Construction documents and arrive at the 100% stage – we’ll be ready to advertise for construction bids!

An updated construction cost estimate prepared by HMS, Inc.  has also been received and it appears that everything is on target. The new library is estimated to cost $4.56M for construction.  The cost estimate is on budget with the building committee moving some items to the alternates list to keep the project within its original budget; allowing for contingencies. The total project cost estimate is  $6.78M (includes cost for project management, design, construction, and furnishings).

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Last night, at the regular meeting of the library board, board members voted unanimously to shift the new facility off of the First Street right of way.  Concerns regarding existing utilities, the proximity of the facility to the power plan, minimizing the impact on Birch Street and traffic flow were discussed.  The approved site plan can be seen below.


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At tonight’s regular meeting of the Library Board members will be considering shifting the planned facility off of the First Street right of way. The Board will hear from Corey Wall, MRV Architects and Karl Hagerman, City of Petersburg Public Works director on this issue.

The meeting is Tuesday, Nov 30 at  6:30 in City Council Chambers, the public is welcome to attend. Click here for the meeting agenda.

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Last Wednesday at their special meeting to discuss site options for the new library, library board members voted unanimously to shift the building off of the Ira II Street right of way in response to concerns from neighboring property owners.   Click here to listen to the meeting and view the minutes or click here to listen to a news story about the meeting on KFSK.The site option sketch below depicts the option favored by the board in yellow.

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