The Commons at Larkspur
The Commons at Larkspur will be home to the new Larkspur Library Community Center, outdoor landscaped gathering spaces and ample parking. Located in easy walking distance to three schools and to Downtown Larkspur’s shops and civic buildings, The Commons will become a hub for community life in our region, while the modern library community center will provide welcome learning and community resources for Larkspur, Kentfield, Ross, Greenbrae, and Corte Madera.
The new Library Community Center
A 21st Century Library Community Center will be the City’s new living room and patio. It reflects that libraries are now community centers nationwide. It merges the traditional function of knowledge repository with meeting and maker spaces, and digital technology to enable better collaboration and community, serving a wide range of ages and interests.
The Larkspur Library Community Center Foundation
The Larkspur Library Community Center (LLCC) Foundation is a citizen-led 501(c)(3) organization, whose purpose is to raise the necessary funds, and collaborate with the City of Larkspur to construct the Commons at Larkspur and the new Larkspur Library Community Center on the City’s vacant land at Rose Lane and Doherty Drive.
Joe Jennings, President
Kathy Green, Treasurer
Jeanne Friedell, Secretary
Task Force Members:
Gabriel Gesmer, Rose Lane Homeowners Association Board member
Catherine Pyke, Friends of Library board member
AJ Rea, Larkspur Library Foundation board member
Paul Straub, Larkspur Library Foundation board member
Lisbet Sunshine, Larkspur Parks and Recreation Commissioner and President
Jennifer Bowman, Community Relations
Stacey Ford, Architect
Heather Hebert, Marketing
Tamara Hull, CPA, Non-Profit Finance and Accounting
Sue Painter, Fundraising
The LLCC Foundation is a grassroots effort to build consensus and support for fundraising, planning and building a new library community center at Rose Lane. The LLCC Foundation received unanimous votes for authorization to raise funds and collaborate with the City of Larkspur to design and build buildings in a phased approach from:
The Friends of the Library (9/2/18)
The Library Board of Trustees (9/10/18)
The Larkspur Library Foundation (9/12/18)
The Parks and Recreation Commission (9/20/18)
The Larkspur City Council (10/17/18)
The LLCC Foundation’s goal is to fulfill the recommendations in the July 2013 Larkspur Rose Garden Community Facilities Parcel Master Plan Report. The LLCC Foundation is independent of the Library and Parks and Recreation and their support organizations.