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Sapp Design Associates is the architect for the Mid-Continent Public Library’s planned 35,000 Woodneath Branch location in Kansas City. The facility will partially encompass the existing historic Elbridge Arnold “Woodneath” Homestead, which sits on a 33 acre site, was constructed circa 155 and is on the local and federal historic registers.

The facility will have public meeting areas, an automated collection sorting system, a drive-through window, computer resources, private study areas and dedicated food service areas.

Materials areas will be divided to serve appropriate age groups, separated by seating and reading areas. The children’s area will have an agricultural theme in recognition of the homestead’s past. The library is designed to achieve Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-Silver certification, with high-efficiency mechanical and lighting systems and a high-performance building envelope.

Engineers, an interior designer and a general contractor have not yet been chosen. The facility has an estimated construction cost of $6 million and is slated for completion in December 2012.

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