If you have driven down Main Street in Airdrie you would have noticed it. Progress is being made on Airdrie's new Multi-Use Facility and Library.

Claudia Usuga, the project coordinator with the City of Airdrie, explained the foundation and underground parkade have all been constructed. Soon the building will all be closed in.

"We will start to see the roof and everything else goes up so the building will be closed to the elements of the environment." 

Clay Aragon, the manager of culture, heritage and events for the City of Airdrie is excited to see the building start to take shape.

"People are going to be able to see the silhouette of that building. That's the exciting part, it will also be more visually appealing."

With construction usually ramping up during the summer months, the new facility won't be an exception as there are plenty of goals to achieve.

"All the outside doors and windows will be installed. Work will be done in the back of the building to help get all the amenities in the right place. A lay-by (Place to pull into to drop people off) will be done in the front of the building," stated Usuga.

AirdriePhoto of the parking garage provided by the City of Airdrie.

Another thing the city is excited about is that they are still on schedule for the building to be completed in the fall of 2025. According to Aragon, the interior work will start in the fall and summer. Once most of the work is done inside, decorating the facility with public art pieces will take place.

"We have been working on this project for very long. I know that the community doesn't see it all, but all the work that happens behind the scenes finally paying off feels very special," mentioned Usuga.

As of mid-November last year, 1,300 cubic meters of concrete have been poured for the building's foundation. This is the same as fifty-one thousand encyclopedias.

The new facility will be 73,000 square feet with 53,000 allocated for the library and 20,000 for the multi-use space, costing roughly $65 Million. 

A name for the facility has yet to be determined.

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