Casa De Oro Branch Library Project
A New Casa de Oro Library is in the works to enhance the County’s regional library system and provide expanded services to its patrons within the Spring Valley community and surrounding areas.
The Casa de Oro Branch Library Project will result in replacement of the existing County of San Diego Casa de Oro branch library in the community of Spring Valley with a new branch library to be constructed nearby. The design-build project will consists of an approximately 11,000 sqft library facility that will achieve “zero net energy,” and LEED Gold Certification with access off Campo Road, 52 on-site parking spaces, landscaping, and fencing. The existing 6,300 sqft library is currently located at 9805 Campo Road in a retail commercial shopping center, just southeast of the proposed project site. This project is being processed through the County’s Department of General Services.
The new library will be located near 9610 Campo Road, just north of Campo Road (State Route 94) which serves as a commercial corridor through the community. The area surrounding the project site is highly developed with a variety of land uses including institutional (school - Spring Valley Academy), commercial, general office, multi-family, and (limited) single-family residential uses. The majority of the lands comprising the project site will be leased from the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District; no land will be purchased from the school. Additionally, the County would require acquisition of real property from an adjoining private party to the south (existing restaurant fronting onto Campo Road). This restaurant will be demolished as part of the project.
2,000 square foot Community Meeting Space
Dedicated Teen Space
Public Art Installation
High Speed Internet
The planned Community Meeting Space & Restrooms will be sectioned off from the main library so that the space can be utilized outside of normal library operating hours.
The County will lease the land from the La Mesa-Spring Valley school district at a cost of $1 a year.
This project was championed by the Casa de Oro Alliance and San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob.