Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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July 24, 2013

Library board hires architect

July 24, 2013 — The Carter County Library Board met Monday to discuss renovation of its new Grayson branch location.

Architectural Planning and Design was awarded a contract to design the project. The firm’s principals are Robert Summerfeldt and Jackie Clevenger, who live and work primarily in Grayson.

The first phase of the project, called the design phase, will include architectural drawings of the renovations to be made to the Main Street building which previously was used by Houck Furniture.

The design will include renovations to the roof, existing structural system, wall construction, plumbing alterations, HVAC, electrical, basic lighting, and other considerations.

Those plans will need approval from the Kentucky Department of Housing, Building and Construction before the second step in the project.

Phase two would include architectural technical drawings and outline specification to be used by contractors for bidding or negotiation and construction.

The third phase includes oversight for the actual renovations, including resolving problems.

No set cost for the architectural fee was given. However, a value of 60 cents per square foot was listed for the first two phases of work.

“Once we get the plans underway we will have a more accurate idea of the cost of the total project,” Clevenger said.

Tony Wehrle of Central Kentucky Design also submitted a proposal but the board decided to use local architects.

“I would like to keep this local if we could,” said board member Barbara Davis. “I feel like having the firm here in town will be very helpful to the project.”

Leeann Akers can be reached at lakers@journal-times.com or by phone at 474-5101.

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