Steel beam outlines of the new Lorton community center dwarf the old library (right rear).
Photo by Susan Laume/The Connection
Steel beams now rise high in the sky dwarfing the former Lorton Library on Richmond Highway. As we welcome spring, construction of the new Lorton Library and Community Center, at the site of the existing facilities, has made noticeable progress and is about one year away from its projected completion in Spring 2022.
Camela Speer, of Mount Vernon District Supervisor’s office, reports, “The Lorton Community Center and Library project is proceeding on schedule with no delays, setbacks or design changes. Phase 1a is complete and the interim park is open and actively being used. Steel framing continues at the Community Center building, and construction has started on the new Library addition.”
Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck shared, “It is very exciting to see our new community center and library literally rising from the ground! I am very pleased that we are little over a year away from celebrating these great new community learning centers with our neighbors. I can imagine the sounds of our new facilities – from whispers to cheers, running to roaming through the stacks, seeing people of all ages, abilities and interests coming together is an experience we should all be eagerly excited to be a part of. See you there next year!”
The Lorton community broke ground in August 2020 for the multi-million dollar project that will combine a modernized and larger library with a new combination community and senior center. (See The Connection, Aug. 27, 2020)