The Expansion of the Ocean Beach Library

by on November 2, 2021 · 10 comments

in Ocean Beach

Here is the official artist’s rendering of the new OB library, expanded. More models and details were be displayed at Wednesday’s OB Planning Board meeting.

From the City:

The Ocean Beach Library Expansion will include demolition of the 2-story adjacent building (the Annex), remodel the existing 5,095 sf library and construct a new 4,205 sf extension to the library. The new extension will designate space for expanded book collection area, a community meeting room with kitchenette, study rooms, office space, a Teen area, storage rooms, outdoor gathering area and new restrooms.

Project Information
Ocean Beach Library Expansion
Location: Sunset Cliffs Blvd and Santa Monica Ave

  • Area: 5,095 existing sf -> 9,300 sf with addition
  • Current Phase: Design Development- 30% Design
  • Estimated Cost: $8.5 Million (initial cost estimate)

Here is an expanded view of the west end of the new design:


The City has now completed the initial drawings and floor plans.  And they want your feedback!!!

Please come to the Ocean Beach Planning Board Meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 6 pm at Water’s Edge Faith Community, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.  The City will present these renderings and want to hear your comments!  To view the renderings prior to the meeting, check the planning board’s website:

Masks are required inside the church, and remember, street parking on Wednesdays is always tight on Farmer’s Market night.

See you there!!


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

kh November 2, 2021 at 2:46 pm

The conceptual drawing package can be viewed here:

If you are unable to attend you can leave written comment here:


Debbie November 2, 2021 at 2:54 pm

I hope they are zooming the meeting also. If they want comments you need to be able to view the presentation.

Does anyone know if this is online and how to connect to it?


kh November 3, 2021 at 4:07 pm

See comment above for documents and how to provide written comment. These are also posted on the Board’s website at


Debbie November 3, 2021 at 4:43 pm

Just want to watch it online and then comment ….still to much covid exposure and influenza is an issue.


kh November 4, 2021 at 1:22 pm

The recording of the meeting is here:


Frank Gormlie November 4, 2021 at 1:27 pm

Hey thanks, but the vid is turned sideways. The OB Rag will have our report on the meeting tomorrow.


Meas Misa November 2, 2021 at 8:12 pm

“The OB Library is going to be demolished.” hows that sound instead? then closed for years


Judy Collier November 3, 2021 at 7:45 am

Come to the meeting and find out what they’re planning. This is an opportunity for community input.


ChristoK November 3, 2021 at 11:59 am

I don’t believe this is really going to happen based on current events.

My money would be on the city permanently closing the OB Library and selling off the land. That’s what we are being prepped for right now.

Someone please prove me wrong and give an actual reopening date of the library or at least the metrics the city has to reopen it- because there are none.


Meas Misa November 4, 2021 at 7:49 am

Sounds plausible. It was closed for months and months while Point Loma library was operating fine and dandy. If only there was a council member with some power….


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