Libbie Mill Library is the centerpiece of the Libbie Mill Midtown development, on Staples Mill Road south of I-64. Gumenick Properties, the project's developer, donated the three-acre library site through an agreement with Henrico County. The building features 39,915 square feet of library space over two floors, and a third floor with an additional 20,060 square feet available for future expansion. The third floor is currently occupied by the nonprofit organization Junior Achievement of Central Virginia's JA Finance Park and Career Center. Parking is available for approximately 235 vehicles. The library has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification; the LEED program, operated by the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizes facilities that are environmentally friendly.
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Libbie Mill Library was designed by BCWH Architects of Richmond and Tappé Architects of Boston. Construction began in 2014 by Gulf Seaboard General Contractors, Inc. The estimated total cost of the project is $30.6 million, funded with the approval of Henrico voters by the county's 2005 bond referendum. In 2016, Libbie Mill Library, Quinn Evans Architects, and Tappe Architects received the AIA Virginia Honor Award. In 2016, Libbie Mill received the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) Transformational Impact Award.