The city of Tustin's library has been named the 2010 Project of the Year by the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association.
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The project garnered the honor in the category for buildings in areas with populations between 40,000 and 80,000 during the agency's 11th annual Awards Luncheon. The award is part of the association's efforts to support organizations and individuals that work to improve communities.
The APWA recognized the facility for a number of factors, including green and sustainable building, as well as its status as the largest and most technologically advanced branch in the Orange County Public Library System, among other factors.
Completed in 2009, the Tustin Library is more than double the square footage of the previous facility, and has more than 90 public access computers. The facility boasts a children’s learning center, story room, homework area with volunteers and other resources.
The project mainly was financed by the Tustin Community Redevelopment Agency, Community Facilities District and general funds, and voluntary developer and corporate donations.
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