West Las Vegas Library
About This Project
The West Las Vegas Library originally opened on D Street in 1973 before moving to its current location on Lake Mead Boulevard in 1989. Today, the library is cramped with little natural light and the technology is old and limited. The new location is on Martin Luther King Boulevard and will cover 5.25 acres and more than double the square footage to about 35,000 sqft. The purpose of this relocation is to give the Westside a “21st century library” with expanded services to support the community.
Out of all the libraries in the district, the West Las Vegas Library serves the population with highest community needs, according to research from the library district.
LAGE Design has contributed to the overall site design, providing landscape design and preparing construction documents. Our plans will include landscape site plans, planting, and irrigation plans. The site design includes a large-scale public art sculpture and events plaza, a western courtyard entrance with connection to the Historic Westside Legacy Park, and a terraced drop off entrance along MLK Blvd. Some of the major site features are the Mt Mariah gateway, focal point roundabout, and thematic pedestrian gate courtyard enclosure. In addition, the project team is in pursuit of LEED GOLD recognition.