Richardson seeking public feedback for library and City Hall renovation project

The city of Richardson is looking for public input on how residents use the Richardson Public Library and City Hall to aid the library renovation project. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Richardson is looking for public input on how residents use the Richardson Public Library and City Hall to aid the library renovation project. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Richardson is looking for public input on how residents use the Richardson Public Library and City Hall to aid the library renovation project. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated March 21 at 5:30 p.m.: The story has been updated to include the links to the Library and City Hall surveys.

The city of Richardson is looking for public input on how residents use the Richardson Public Library and City Hall to aid the library renovation project.

To collect feedback from residents, the city is posting two surveys online and hosting a public meeting. Both surveys opened March 21 and will close by April 22. The surveys include questions about what people like and dislike about each facility and what they are looking for in the renovations.

The public meeting will be held March 24 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to answer questions regarding the surveys. Locals will also be able to fill out paper copies of the surveys at the meeting.

Both facilities are slated for substantial renovations through the 2021 bond program.


“Our goal with these renovations is to transform, renovate and upgrade the library and City Hall to meet the needs of the community for the next 50 years,” Richardson Director of Engineering Shawn Poe said during a Feb. 28 City Council meeting.

The library and City Hall renovations passed at a 69% approval rate in the Nov. 2 bond election for a combined $58.5 million proposal. The library renovation, which includes site work, was budgeted for $36.1 million, while the four-phase City Hall renovation project totaled $22.4 million.

Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2023. The city plans to identify issues and needs for the renovation projects. Council will continue to hear updates and is expected to take action on a final guaranteed price for construction by fall 2023.

With renovations expected to shut down the building during construction, the city will also look for a building that can function as a temporary library for residents. The relocation of library resources is not expected until at least late 2022.

Visit here for the surveys for the Library and City Hall projects.
By Jackson King
Jackson joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in January of 2022. He graduated in 2020 from Texas A&M with a degree in journalism. Jackson covers education, local government, business, development, real estate, transportation and nonprofits in the Richardson community. Prior to CI, he covered sports for the Wylie News, interned at Maroon Weekly and Insite Brazos Valley Magazine in College Station, Texas, and wrote freelance for the Dallas Morning News.