In May, 2007, a tornado ripped through Greensburg, Kansas destroying much of the city. The building containing the Kiowa County Library and Historical Museum was completely destroyed. The County has replaced the facility with a new community learning center. This building houses the historical museum, the Kansas State Extension Service, and the library. A Community Media Center houses an internet radio station, an internet TV station and a web portal capable of delivering news and events throughout the county. The building is a LEED Platinum certified.
At 150 feet long and 75 feet in depth, the Commons has been constructed on the southern half of the 300 block of South Main, next to the Greensburg City Hall. The dimensions of the spaces are around 6,600 square feet for both the library and museum areas; 2,200 square feet for the extension office; 4,000 square feet for the media center and another 600 or so square feet for the lobby/rest room area.
Case Study Information: Greensburg Greentown