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About the Project
The Clifton Branch Project involves construction of a new branch library at 3180 F Road in the Clifton/Fruitvale area.
The proposed new library would be built on a five-acre property that Mesa County Libraries purchased in late 2017. The land is located on the north side of F Road approximately 0.2 miles east of Mount Garfield Greenhouse and Nursery.
The new branch – tentatively planned to be approximately 20,000 square feet – would replace the current Clifton Branch, which occupies 5,400 square feet of leased space in a shopping center. A tentative timeline for the project estimates that construction will begin in March 2022.
Clifton is the second-busiest library location in Mesa County, second only to the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction. The branch serves a population of approximately 20,000 residents in the east end of the Grand Valley.
Planning for the new branch is underway, and details such as design and cost have not been determined. Construction of the new library will be funded by the Mesa County Public Library District and the Mesa County Libraries Foundation.
Tentative Clifton Branch Project Timeline
*This timeline is subject to change at any time. Last Updated: Fall 2020
- Selection of branch name
- Library board decides on tentative square footage and project scope
- Begin conceptual design work
- Seek community feedback on conceptual design
- Begin capital campaign to raise funds for project
- Hire owner’s representative for the project
- Hire architect and contractor
- Groundbreaking – Begin construction