Demolition begins on Old Skyline Hills Branch Library

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Work crews are scheduled to begin tearing down the old Skyline Hills Branch Library to make space for a new, modern facility that will better serve the growing community.

The old branch at 480 S. Meadowbrook Drive, which closed to the public on July 27, is a 4,400-square-foot building that was constructed in 1969. The project is part of the City of San Diego’s plan to provide a 21st century library system, transforming branch libraries into community hubs with innovative programs and technology.

The new 15,000-square-foot Skyline Hills Branch Library will be located on a 3.6 acre lot at 7844 Paradise Valley Road, just west of the old building, and is scheduled to open in October 2016.

The new library features an environmentally-friendly design that incorporates LEED Silver certification standards, a multi-purpose area, an outdoor reading patio, children and teen areas and a computer lab.

The project budget is estimated at $13.2 million.

The construction site is closed to the public. Library patrons can pick up and return items at the Paradise Hills Branch Library, 5922 Rancho Hills Drive. For more information, visit www.SanDiegoLibrary.org

Categories: Local San Diego News