FPBA celebrated the construction commencement of the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Harley & Bessie Knox Branch Library on July 31, along with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Assemblymember Todd Gloria.
"Over the last 50 years, Mission Hills and Hillcrest have grown and evolved significantly," Assemblymember Todd Gloria said at the ceremony. "The Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Harley & Bessie Knox Branch Library is in step with that growth and evolution, and will give these communities a much-needed library facility that can function as a gathering place for the community, a convenient place for students to study, and continue to be used for generations to come."
The City of San Diego selected FPBA, along with C.W. Driver and Manuel Oncina Architects, to execute the design and construction for the 14,500-square-foot facility. Located at 215 W. Washington St., the new library will be more than three times the size of the existing Mission Hills Branch Library and will feature large community gathering areas dedicated to children and teens.