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Saratoga Springs looks to accommodate growth with new city hall and library

Ground broken on new facility to compliment burgeoning population

By Curtis Booker - | Mar 27, 2024

Courtesy city of Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs leaders held a groundbreaking for a new city hall and library on Monday, March 18, 2024.

Saratoga Springs, like most of Utah County, is experiencing tremendous growth. And with more people comes the need for municipal facilities that compliment the city’s current population.

Saratoga Springs was officially incorporated in December 1997. At the time, the 6,944-acre town was home to fewer than 200 residents.

Twenty-seven years later, more than 40,000 people call Saratoga Springs home.

On March 18, the city broke ground on a new city hall and library. The facility will be located north of the public safety building, at 367 S. Saratoga Road.

The four-story, 76,500-square-foot building will provide new office space, bigger council chambers for public meetings and multiuse areas.

City leaders say the library will hold four times the capacity than the current library holds.

Additionally, it will have a dedicated programming space, study rooms, study nooks, a business center and additional seating for casual reading.

The facility will include a drive-up book drop along with an indoor book drop.

In April 2023, the city chose MSR Design for the project’s architectural design services and Big-D construction to build to new facility.

The current library opened in March 2011 after volunteers and community members raised funding to support the project.

Over a decade later, spokesperson AnnElise Harrison says they’ve simply outgrown the space and it’s time to provide additional services to their growing community.

Residents said they wanted a city hall and library that had a connection to nature, according to a city press release. The building will be positioned for visitors to enjoy the views of Mount Timpanogos and Utah Lake.

City leaders anticipate the new city hall and library will open in November 2025.


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