Construction is Underway
The Corona del Mar Library and Fire Station Project construction began in April 2018 and is estimated to be completed in the summer of 2019. This $6.7 million dollar construction project was developed through extensive community input and support and will improve efficiencies for the fire station, library services and the community.
On April 24, 2018, City Council members, staff and the community gathered at the site for a brief ground breaking ceremony.
The previous Corona del Mar Fire Station No. 5 and Corona Del Mar Branch Library went into service as separate facilities approximately sixty-years ago. Both of the buildings exceeded the intended service life and needed to be replaced.
The City's project team met with community members numerous times to fine-tune the conceptual design, which was recommended by the Board of Library Trustees on November 16, 2015 and approved by the City Council on November 24, 2015.
In February 2018, the fire station relocated to the City-owned parking lot at the northwest corner of 5th Avenue and Marguerite Avenue (across the street from the OASIS Senior Center) and will continue to provide service to the community from this location until the new facility is complete. The Corona del Mar Branch Library closed its doors in March 2018. All the books were sold to the public and the programs have been moved to other City facilities and library branches during the construction period.
For questions about the project, contact the Public Works Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-644-3311.