A place to gather, learn and create.
When Douglas County Libraries began the process of relocating the library branch to a larger facility in 2013, the City of Lone Tree seized the opportunity to purchase the building and site as a potential resource for the growing community. In 2015, a facility assessment and community survey were conducted to determine the best use of the building, and the following year the City partnered with the South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to begin transforming the former library into a community center.
BRS worked with the City, SSPRD and community stakeholders to refine the program and design of the building to make the best use of space and create a center that offers something to all the residents of Lone Tree. The team turned to suggestions from the community for a name for the new center that spoke to the values and intent of the new space. From 75 submissions, ‘The Hub’ was chosen to represent the new center as a place for bringing the community together.
The Hub’s renovated layout of the 10,000-s.f. building features lobby and outdoor event space, a lounge, conference room and three multi-purpose classrooms with programs for arts and sciences, music and multimedia, fitness and wellness. The Hub also honors the building’s tradition with limited library service including self-service kiosks, book drop and courier service for book pick-up from other branches.
No longer just a library, the Hub will be a place to gather, learn and create for the City of Lone Tree and the surrounding community for years to come.