Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Forsyth County Library Opens


Hampton Park Library Celebrates Grand Opening
(3/18/2010 Press release from Hogan Construction, LLC)

CUMMING, GA — On March 21, 2010, the Hampton Park Library is celebrating its dedication and grand opening. A construction project ten years in the making, the new Hampton Park Library is the jewel of the Forsyth County Library System, one of the finest in the country.

Built on a four-acre site, the new 22,858 square foot Hampton Park Library offers a variety of features that increase exemplary meeting and educational opportunities for North Forysth, one of the fastest developing areas in the state of Georgia. The unique design takes advantage of the spacious site and maximizes the aesthetic appeal of this new facility.

Built with the preservation of the environment in mind, the library includes innovative sustainable features such as a gray water irrigation system and wide roof overhangs that shade windows from heat and ultraviolet rays. Low maintenance, native water plants comprise the landscape and filter runoff from the parking lot. Once inside, library patrons can peruse the 60,000 item collection in a comfortable environment designed to resemble a mountain lodge,
with exposed beams and warm, autumn colors.

The library includes a 100-seat meeting room, self-checkout stations, children’s area, nonfiction, fiction, reference, a magazine room and 38 public access computers. The architecture firm Pope Partners and construction manager Hogan Construction Group are honored to be a part of this great initiative for the improvement of our local community, the preservation of the environment and the benefit of the citizens of Forsyth.

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