Lake Stevens Library plans include protecting wetlands

Sno-Isle Libraries is excited to share the site concept for the new Lake Stevens Library building on our Chapel Hill neighborhood property. The library site plan is designed to protect the natural wetlands adjacent to the 4.62-acre lot, which provide habitat for native species and improve water quality. We are committed to protecting these wetlands and will use native plant landscaping to preserve and restore them.

The site design concept also incorporates the two glacial erratic boulders while providing ample parking. The building will be LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), with a focus on stormwater retention, energy efficiency, and native plants to support the restoration of the wetlands.

Sno-Isle Libraries is working with architecture firm BuildingWork on the library building design, which will reflect our community’s ideas and input. Some of that input has already inspired the design of the outdoor learning space, which will be a place to gather, learn, read, and exchange information and ideas. We look forward to continuing this conversation with the community as the project moves into its design phases.

Sno-Isle Libraries provides robust collections, programs, and services to our Lake Stevens community, while also taking an active role in preserving the natural beauty of the area. While April is Earth Month, conserving wetland habitats is a priority all year long.