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City to brief public Tuesday on Cedar library engineering report

Concrete pads anchored by pilings are one suggestion for supporting a new library over the Cedar River. -
Concrete pads anchored by pilings are one suggestion for supporting a new library over the Cedar River.
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The City of Renton will share findings from a recent engineering report developed by architects and consultants working on the Renton library redevelopment project in Liberty Park at a meeting Tuesday.

The update will be at 6 p.m. in City Hall City Council chambers, 1055 S. Grady Way in Renton.

Architect Miller-Hull has been working with geotechnical and structural engineering consultants to better assess what has to be done to renovate the downtown structure that sits over the Cedar River. The testing the team did reveals that the soil in the river banks surrounding the library could be unstable in an earthquake.

The design team is studying ways to stabilize the library, which sits over the river. That particular strategy was discussed at the Nov. 13 open house meeting.

At Tuesday's meeting, there will also be a permitting update and information about the King County Library System and its development project in the Renton Highlands and all parties involved.

The schematic design of the downtown Renton library will not be a part of the discussion, as city calls that work still premature.

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