Tyson Road site selected for new library

Chilliwack officials have been planning a new library on the south-side for years.

Now they have their eye on a specific location.

Chilliwack officials have been planning a new library on the south-side for years.

Now they have their eye on a specific location.

Council will consider 5819 Tyson Road, the Twin Rinks site, as the future location for the proposed library facility at its meeting on Tuesday, June 21.

The proposed library location is subject to future rezoning.

“It was seen as a good, central area, located where the growth is and where the growth will be in the future,” said Coun. Chuck Stam.

The city owns the Tyson Road property.

“So we don’t have that cost tacked on to the total,” he said.

It would be located between Mt. Slesse middle and Twin Rinks. A slight relocation of the existing skate part will be required during the construction, Stam added.

“It won’t be a massive building, but more of a satellite library,” he said. “We have to be respectful of the marketplace, and of the future when it comes to community spaces like libraries. Maybe they’ll be more research and technology based in the future.”

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