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West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
West district presentation, june 2011
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  • 1. West District LibraryPublic Information Session June 20, 2011 1
  • 2. AGENDA• Purpose of meeting• Consultations & Feedback• Recap – Value of a District Library• Building placement options & analysis• Approved Approach • Next Steps & Keeping in touch 2
  • 3. Consultations to Date• Kanata North Ward Council Meeting (Feb.)• Kanata/Beaverbrook Community Association  Executive Meeting• Hazeldean/Katimavik Community Association • Ottawa‐Carleton Board of Education/Earl of  March High School• Kanata Seniors’ Centre: Learning Series 3
  • 4. Public Feedback Key points raised regarding facility & parking:• Keep the facility connected to Mlacak Centre• If it’s more than one floor = elevator • Include dedicated parking spaces for library  users • Ensure handicapped parking closer to  entrance• Fix the site traffic circulation 4
  • 5. Public FeedbackKey points raised concerning services:• Add children’s French Programming• Ensure that there are meeting rooms• More collections• Provide a library service when Beaverbrook  closes• Include a Kanata Room  5
  • 6. Value of a District Library• A great community meeting & gathering space• District Branch has dual role: • Resource for other service areas in larger catchment • Community branch for the immediate area• Library space designed for now and future use• More specialized services, staff & collections• Increased outreach to community groups, schools, etc.• More innovative technology and more space 6
  • 7. Existing Site Aerial 7
  • 8. Building Placement Options1.Demolish existing library building:– Build free standing near Campeau (option1)– Build 2 storey addition (option 2)2. Renovate existing library building:– Add one storey addition (option 3)– Add second storey to existing building and expand  footprint (option 4)– Add two storey addition and retain existing space  (option 5) 8
  • 9. Analysis of Options Option 3 ‐ One Storey Addition  Option 2 ‐ Two Storey Addition  Option 5 ‐ Two Storey Addition  Option 4 ‐ Add Second Storey  to Existing (Renovate Existing) Building (Demolish Existing) (Renovate Existing Library)  Option 1 ‐ Free Standing  (Demolish Existing) (Renovate Existing)Criteria Weight1. Cost 25% 16.3% 8.8% 5.0% 2.5% 0.0%2. Parking 15% 7.5% 4.5% 9.0% 7.5% 7.5%3. Compliance with Vision for Library 15% 11.3% 8.3% 9.8% 9.0% 9.0%4. Relationships with Existing Buildings and  15% 9.8% 9.8% 7.5% 11.3% 10.5%Services within Mlacak Center5. Constructability 10% 6.0% 7.0% 5.5% 5.0% 3.5%6. Visibility of Building 5% 3.3% 2.5% 5.0% 3.3% 3.3%7. Pedestrian and Traffic Flow 5% 2.3% 1.8% 1.8% 2.0% 2.0%8. Impact to Existing Library during  5% 3.0% 2.5% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%Construction9. Design and Construction Risks 5% 3.0% 3.0% 1.5% 1.5% 0.0% Total 100.00% 62.3% 48.0% 48.0% 43.0% 36.8% 9
  • 10. Approved  – Two Storey Addition  (retain existing space) • Major Decision points – Lowest cost with most benefit – Meets with feedback received from public • Maintain connectivity to Mlacak Center • Retaining existing library – Lowest Risk Forecast (Design and Construction) – Meets design and functional vision for West  District 10
  • 11. Two Storey  Addition General LayoutNote: Building may move North  along with parking toward South for better access to front  entrance 11
  • 12. Next Steps• Complete Functional Building Program• Current Building & Site Due Diligence – Geotechnical Soil Study; Building Condition Audit;  Designated Substance Audit; Site Survey; & environmental  site assessment• Develop RFP for Prime Consultant (Architect) – Architect will seek public input and participation – Input from Teens, Seniors, etc.• Initiated work to secure space for a depot• Fundraising Initiative 12
  • 13. Questions/InputFor information on West District – www.biblioOttawalibrary.ca – westdistrict@biblioOttawalibrary.ca – Facebook: Ottawa Public Library – Contact: Linda Standing,  • Manager, West District, Beaverbrook, Hazeldean 613‐592‐2712 x26 Linda.Standing@biblioOttawalibrary.ca Thank you for your interest and participation! 13

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