Residents in the Greenacres/Veradale area supported a prior initiative to build a library on the Conklin Road property, just south of Sprague Avenue, to provide service for the southeastern portion of the City of Spokane Valley. However, that initiative failed to receive overall approval. The property is close to seven schools located within a two-mile radius. The property is also adjacent to a potential Appleway Trail linear park.
The proposed Conklin Library will be 10,000 sq. ft. (with room for potential expansion) and will include study and meeting rooms, along with a collection of 30,000 to 40,000 items. The building will have an open floor plan that will be flexible to meet future needs and parking for approximately 42 vehicles. The actual building has not yet been designed.