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Ahhhh, the white, sandy beaches of the new Wando Mt. Pleasant Library! Wait, what? Actually, this is the first part of...

Posted by Charleston County Public Library on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Presentation: Wando Mount Pleasant

Location Features

Adult, children and teen areas
An auditorium with a capacity of 250 people (can be divided into two rooms)
Four small meeting/conference rooms (20-25 person capacity)
Several group study rooms
A quiet area
Digital media studio and editing suites
Makerspace for do-it-yourself (DIY) projects
Outdoor features include two separate patio spaces (children’s and adults’)

Project Timeline

 

Mapping out the foundation in Mt. Pleasant

May 9, 2018

Rainy days at the Wando Mt. Pleasant site

April 24, 2018

The reality with construction is you deal with a lot of rain. We're no different at the Wando Mount Pleasant Library site this week, when five inches of rain fell at the site on Monday, April 23.

Normally the site would dry out in a day or two, but this much water gets pumped out. The engineers plan for these weather events when they design, so once construction is finished rainwater will drain off the site naturally so you won’t need to bring your swimmies to visit the library!

Webcam installed at Mt. Pleasant site

March 20, 2018

The webcam is set up at the work site! It's possible to watch crews turn this open plot of land into the Wando Mount Pleasant Library. You'll need to enable Flash on your browser to watch, though.

Larger construction equipment has arrived on site!

March 5, 2018

Current work is taking place underground while the contractor installs a type of foundation system known as aggregate piers. These piers are the first major step in the ground work of our new library.

Progress continues at Wando Mount Pleasant site

January 25, 2018

Crews begin clearing land at Wando Mount Pleasant site

December 6, 2017

There's progress in Mount Pleasant! Crews began clearing the land in Carolina Park for the new Wando Mount Pleasant Library. Clearing the land will likely take another week, and then crews will spend time grading the land and marking it for construction. Construction should begin in early 2018.

Town of Mount Pleasant reviews permits for new library

September 26, 2017

The Wando Mount Pleasant design is in the final permitting process with the Town of Mt. Pleasant. Site work will begin as soon as the required permits are received.
CCPL breaks ground in Mt. Pleasant

July 25, 2017

Design under review

April 4, 2017

Representatives from Charleston County, CCPL and MB Kahn were in the process of reviewing the culmination of the design development for the new Mt. Pleasant branch. Once the review was finalized and cost estimates were approved, the team moved into construction documentation, which is the final stage of design. MB Kahn narrowed the groundbreaking window to late summer 2017.
Tentative timeline set to break ground

March 7, 2017

CCPL set a tentative timeline to breaking ground on the new Mt. Pleasant branch this summer. The other locations will follow with staggered start dates to evenly distribute the work flow amongst the design and construction teams.
Winter 2017 spent in design development

February 6, 2017

The Mt. Pleasant design team spent January and early February working through the design development stage. Charleston County and CCPL were also in the process of reviewing the culmination of their work, which is a substantial assessment that took approximately one to two months to complete.
Internal schematic review wraps up

January 5, 2017

Internal review of the schematic design proposal for the new Mt. Pleasant location was nearly completed. The design team was released to begin the design development stage at the same time. CCPL looked to schedule a community meeting to discuss this location in January or February.
Design team releases possible schematics to CCPL

December 5, 2016

The new Mt. Pleasant location design team created multiple schematic proposals for review by CCPL, and fine-tuned the possible designs to meet the specific needs of the local community.