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A presentation of three design options for the proposed West District branch of Ottawa Public Library.

A presentation of three design options for the proposed West District branch of Ottawa Public Library.

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  • require an innovative architectural design to integrate the two fundamental frameworks for library service: state of art technology while maintaining the friendly, customer-focused accessible environment that has always typified public libraries contain design elements and dedicated spaces that may not traditionally have been part of an Ottawa Public Library branch

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  • West District Library Kanata North Ward Council February 28, 2011
  • Tonight’s Meeting
    • Brief outline of West District Project
    • Explanation of a “District Library”?
    • Preliminary Project Timelines
    • Community & Stakeholder Engagement
    • Overview of Site Placement Options
    • Questions & Further Input
    • View options & speak with staff
  • West District to Date
    • 2006 - Growth Planning Study confirmed need
    • - Project to be funded via development charges
    • - Site Location Report approved by OPL Board (Sept 10) directing
    • OPL participation in City’s P3 Kanata Town Centre (KTC) project
    • 2009 - $10 Million capital budget approved by Council
    • 2010 - Detailed Functional Building program started
    • - Significant issues identified with KTC
    • - Alternate sites evaluated; Beaverbrook scores highest
    • - Beaverbrook Feasibility Study undertaken
    • 2010 - November 15 Board approved Beaverbrook site as preferred location for West District
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  • What is a District Library?
      • OPL Service Delivery Model
      • Currently OPL has 3 district libraries: Cumberland, Greenboro and Nepean Centrepointe
      • A resource for the residents of Kanata, West Carleton and Goulbourn
      • A community branch
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  • District Library cont’d
        • General Features:
        • 25,000 to 30,000 sq ft
        • A combination of state of the art technology with friendly customer-focussed service
        • A civic gathering place
  • District Library cont’d
    • Specific features:
        • Programming and outreach
        • Collections
        • Types of spaces:
          • Teens
          • Seniors
          • Business
        • Meeting and gathering space
        • Technology (wired and wireless)
  • Preliminary Project Timelines
    • 2010 - Board approved New West District Library Site
    • 2011 - Project Planning; Community Consultation; and Stakeholder Engagement
    • - Detailed Functional Building Program
    • - Selection of Architect
    • - Design Building & Selection; Construction Documents
    • 2012 - Final Design Presentation
    • - Construction Tender Award - approval by Board
    • - Construction commences
    • 2013 - Library Opening
  • Community & Stakeholder Engagement
    • A number of ways to provide and share information:
    • OPL Website
      • http://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/main/about/library/west
      • Email: [email_address]
    • Public consultation and information sessions
    • Engagement with stakeholders:
      • OPL will work with Councillors, City, School Board and community groups to provide project information and gather input
    • Board meetings
      • open to the public
      • Staff reports available on website
  • Where We Are Now
    • Feasibility Study – September 2010
    • GRC Architects completed Feasibility Study of Beaverbrook site for new West District Library
    • Multiple options
      • Free standing building
      • Vertical expansion & renovation of existing structure
      • Two storey addition to current branch
  • Option A Free standing building
    • Demolish existing branch
    • Existing road entrance to be reconfigured
    • Main entrance of library to face parking area
    • New building allows for optimal 9m x 9m column grid design preferred for libraries
    • Existing services to be relocated
    • Existing storm drainage impacted
    • Net increase in parking: 27 spaces
    • New Mlacak Centre entrance would need to be designed and constructed
  • Option A - Free standing building
    • Pros
    • Existing Branch could remain operational during construction
    • An entirely new branch unencumbered by existing limitations
    • High profile site from roadway
    • Opportunities for views into abutting woods
    • Cons
    • Building not linked to Mlacak Centre
    • Need to build separate entrance to Mlacak would be an additional project cost
    • Service realignment for new site would entail additional project costs
    • Limited parking in close proximity to library
    • Green space removed from site
    • Existing building demolished to meet parking requirements
  • Option B - Vertical Expansion & Renovation of Existing Branch
    • Vertical expansion with almost identical building massing on both floors
    • May include some ground floor expansion
    • Renovation and reuse of existing structure and foundations
    • Feasibility of reuse to be confirmed by engineering review.
    • Existing structure would require upgrades to meet new building code requirements
    • No major impact on existing servicing to building
    • Net increase in parking: 27 spaces – includes new 22 space lot at south end of site
  • Option B - Vertical Expansion & Renovation of Existing Branch
    • Pros
    • Building linked to Mlacak Centre
    • An entirely new branch unencumbered by existing limitations
    • Minimal service infrastructure realignment costs
    • Reuse of existing structure and materials as much as possible
    • Two storey building would provide enhanced visibility from road entrance
    • Cons
    • Cost of salvage and re-use may exceed cost to build new
    • Beaverbrook closure requires alternative service option during construction
    • Retains overall long and narrow design of original branch
    • Site difficult for optimal 9m x 9m column grid design
    • Green space removed from site for parking
  • Option C – Two Storey Addition to Current Branch
    • Renovation and reuse of existing structure minimizing structural impacts
    • Current east side of building is opened up and connected to a two storey addition
    • Feasibility of reuse and impacts on existing structure to be confirmed by engineering review.
    • Existing structure would require upgrades to meet new building code requirements
    • No major impact on existing servicing to building
    • Parking: 50 spaces removed for addition, and 32 new spaces required
    • New Parking lot at south end of site would hold 63 spaces. Additional parking lot with 19 spaces to be determined
  • Option C – Two Storey Addition to Current Branch
    • Pros
    • Building linked to Mlacak Centre
    • An entirely new addition unencumbered by some existing limitations
    • Beaverbrook closure could be shortened to a later phase of construction and shorten the time period needed to provide alternative service option
    • Minimal service infrastructure realignment costs
    • Reuse of existing structure and materials as much as possible
    • Two storey building would provide enhanced visibility from road entrance
    • Addition conforms to preferred 9m x 9m column grid design
    • Cons
    • Cost of renovation and upgrade to existing structure may exceed cost to rebuild that portion new
    • Addition to employ 9m x 9m column grid design but in long & narrow configuration
    • Green space removed from site for parking
    • Need to identify an additional parking lot expansion with 19 more spaces
  • Questions/Input
    • For information on West District
      • Email: WestDistrict@biblioottawalibrary.ca
      • http://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/main/about/library/west  
      • Contact: Linda Standing,
        • Linda Standing
        • Public Service Manager, 613-592-2712 x26
      • Thank you for your interest and participation!