The Kitsap Regional Library Board of Trusteeshas unanimously selected the site at the corner of Bucklin Hill Road and Blaine Avenue, adjacent to Clear Creek, for the location of the new Silverdale Library.
You can view the press release with the news and statements from each Board member concerning their decision.
Now that a site has been selected, it's up to the Library, with the community's help, to secure the site as the future home of the library in Silverdale. Funds must be raised by Nov. 25, 2015, to purchase the property from the current owners.
In the meantime, the Library has commissioned a conceptual design for the building at the site from Rice Fergus Miller Architects of Bremerton.
It is estimated that $7 million will have to be raised to complete the Silverdale library project. The fundraising effort will be spearheaded by the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, which will be seeking private donations and grants for that purpose. KRL does not plan to begin construction until it has the money or pledges in hand to pay for the project.