New Clifton Branch Project

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.

New Clifton Branch Location

Tentative Clifton Branch Project Timeline

*This timeline is subject to change at any time.

December 2019

  • Selection of branch name
  • Library board decides on tentative square footage and project scope

Early 2020

  • Begin conceptual design work

Mid-2020

  • Seek community feedback on conceptual design

Fall/Winter 2020

  • Begin capital campaign to raise funds for project
  • Hire owner’s representative for the project

2021

  • Continue capital campaign
  • Hire architect and contractor

March 2022

  • Groundbreaking – Begin construction