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Eastman Branch : Public Meeting #2

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Public presentation given on May 23, 2017, to the Eastman branch of the Cleveland Public Library on feedback and design options. For more information, see http://www.cpl150.org

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Eastman Branch : Public Meeting #2

  1. 1. Eastman Branch May 23, 2017 Public Meeting #2
  2. 2. Agenda May 23, 2017 5:30 - 5:45pm Welcome & Introductions 5:45 - 6:15pm Overview of Community Engagement 6:15 - 6:45pm Design Alternatives Feedback 6:45 - 7:00pm Public Comment / Q&A
  3. 3. CPL150: COMMUNITY VISION PLAN
  4. 4. CPL Strategic Plan 2012-2014
  5. 5. Cleveland Public Library calls obstacles, such as hunger, illiteracy, and unemployment: Community Deficits. The People’s University CPL embraces its responsibility to fight these deficits by taking a strong STEP for our community’s future and providing: • Safety - Safe places to learn all year round • Technology - Free access to all types of new technology • Education - Extensive & inspirational communities of learning • Preservation - A commitment to capturing and honoring history
  6. 6. Community Vision Plan An effort to determine the appropriate services that will be offered at the Cleveland Public Library’s branch locations by 2019 through authentic engagement and valued input from community residents. Current branches in Group 3: • West Park • Eastman • Hough • Union • Walz
  7. 7. Community Vision Plan A report will be produced for each group with recommendations tailored to each branch, which may include: • Exterior architectural renovations • Concepts for reprogramming interior spaces • Outdoor site improvements • Framework for prioritizing library services • Streetscape enhancements • Creative ideas for bridging the digital divide • Partnerships with community organizations
  8. 8. Community Vision Plan Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) • The Library does not have a future plan for the Eastman Branch building. This Community Vision Plan is the public engagement process to create a plan. • There is no budget set for the Eastman Branch recommendations. The library wants to know what the community needs are first, then plan financial investments accordingly. • The definition of "21st Century Library" will be co-created by each branch community. The Cleveland Public Library recognizes each community has different needs and priorities.
  9. 9. OVERVIEW of COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FEEDBACK
  10. 10. Advisory Committee Meeting
  11. 11. Open House at Branch
  12. 12. Survey Feedback EASTMAN: 25 TOTAL SURVEYS: 616 "Please list the name of the CPL facility you identify as your local branch."
  13. 13. Survey Feedback : Eastman
  14. 14. Survey Feedback : Eastman
  15. 15. Survey Feedback : Eastman
  16. 16. Q: Please offer 3 words that best capture your vision for the CPL experience in your area by 2019. Survey Feedback : Eastman
  17. 17. Survey Feedback : Eastman
  18. 18. Q: If you could suggest an additional resource for your local branch, what would it be? • Windows classes • Organize fiction by genre for easier browing • Tax services • Support groups • More places to walk and talk • Outdoor space • Outside patio space • More computers, especially Apples • Computer art and animation design • More books and DVDs • 24/7 Access • More kids' events • Cultural wall / Multicultural section Survey Feedback : Eastman
  19. 19. Survey Feedback : Eastman "I want my grandson to continue to see children from all different backgrounds here." "It would be helpful to advertise branch activities on the web site and in monthly flyers." "The bike rack needs upgrading! Would be nice to have a green area outside with reasonable security and comfortable seating." "Please open on Sundays - I get so bored!"
  20. 20. Open House Feedback
  21. 21. Mapping Assets
  22. 22. Defining the Vision
  23. 23. Defining the Vision BUILDING/GROUNDS: • Wifi Garden • Repave parking lot • Rotating gallery on landing • Green space for kids and programs • More outdoor seating • Clean parking lot • One-way entrance & exit signs into parking lot • Parking space lines and traffic direction arrows need repainting • More natural light • More security • More greenery & seating outside • More landscaping • Flowers outside • Chalk wall outside
  24. 24. Defining the Vision NEIGHBORHOOD: • Work with local schools • More grocery stores • More seating outside • Hold block parties, invite neighbors • Local cultural events, street festivals • More pedestrian friendly on Lorain • Family Dollar benches need work • Trees along Lorain • Work with Variety Theatre to host events • More street life - shops • Better outdoor seating • Bus shelters at W 117th retail (Giant Eagle/Target)
  25. 25. Defining the Vision SERVICES: • Longer hours - stay open later • More teen programs • Tutoring • More programs for kids • Adult programming • More youth programs • Open on Sunday • Programs for new immigrants/refugees • More family events • More new DVDs • Stronger wifi connection • Ethnic/multicultural area of collection • Grantwriting classes • More one-on-one with youth • Allow computer use for more than 2 hours • Adult GED classes • Math programs for kids • More Muslim outreach/ programs, more Muslim books • Multiethnic section with displays • Handouts/display showing services in neighborhood for any given day (free lunches, etc) • Open house to explain opportunities/services • Schedules for public transit at front desk
  26. 26. BRANCH(ING)CONVERSATIONS INTERNAL CPL&BRANCH POSITIVES NEGATIVES EXTERNAL NEIGHBORHOOD
  27. 27. Branch(ing) Conversations INTERNAL / BUILDING POSITIVES + • Quiet • Orderly - kids well-behaved • Online pickup • Nice front windows onto Lorain • Rules enforced • Good size • Bright inside - good lighting • Plenty of computers • Kids' activities • Long lending time • Walrus statue • Accessible meeting room • Classes upstairs • Good kids' area • Free lunches for kids • Sufficient parking • No steps - entrance at grade • Friendly staff • GED classes
  28. 28. Branch(ing) Conversations INTERNAL / BUILDING NEGATIVES - • Dark inside • Not colorful enough • 2 hour limit on computers (even when not full) • People go wrong way in parking lot - need signage • Not enough teen programs/ tutoring/YA books/activities • Should offer extra lunches to adults • Opportunities/programs not well-advertised • Hidden - not very visible • Selection limited/small • Nondescript - needs a "facelift" • Upstairs not planned/available space • Not enough security - movies stolen • Outside too plain - needs color, plantings • Hard to see - not great signage • No landscaping/outside area • No self-checkout • Not enough teen activities
  29. 29. Branch(ing) Conversations EXTERNAL / NEIGHBORHOOD POSITIVES + • Walkable area • Diverse - lots of cultures • Arabic stores • West Side Community Center • Bus access • Immigrant neighborhood • New shops, restaurants • Variety Theatre • Benches on streetscape • Parking lot feels safe • Close to Giant Eagle, Target • Convenient - off freeway
  30. 30. Branch(ing) Conversations EXTERNAL / NEIGHBORHOOD NEGATIVES - • Messy outside - on sidewalks, parking lot • Perceptions of crime/muggings • Noisy outside • Hard to cross Lorain - not enough crosswalks • Trees in middle of sidewalk block access • Parking area needs better lighting • Buses don't run reliably / often enough • Halloran Park needs improvements • No great walkable shopping strip
  31. 31. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use)
  32. 32. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use) 2. Find opportunities for more natural light on interior
  33. 33. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use) 2. Find opportunities for more natural light on interior 3. Reuse landing space for unique programming
  34. 34. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use) 2. Find opportunities for more natural light on interior 3. Reuse landing space for unique programming 4. Find opportunities for outdoor seating, landscaping, and colorful lighting
  35. 35. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use) 2. Find opportunities for more natural light on interior 3. Reuse landing space for unique programming 4. Find opportunities for outdoor seating, landscaping, and colorful lighting 5. Improve signage on building exterior to draw attention
  36. 36. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use) 2. Find opportunities for more natural light on interior 3. Reuse landing space for unique programming 4. Find opportunities for outdoor seating, landscaping, and colorful lighting 5. Improve signage on building exterior to draw attention 6. Improve bike rack
  37. 37. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use) 2. Find opportunities for more natural light on interior 3. Reuse landing space for unique programming 4. Find opportunities for outdoor seating, landscaping, and colorful lighting 5. Improve signage on building exterior to draw attention 6. Improve bike rack 7. Work with parking lot owner to install directional signage, improve paving condition, improve lighting
  38. 38. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use) 2. Find opportunities for more natural light on interior 3. Reuse landing space for unique programming 4. Find opportunities for outdoor seating, landscaping, and colorful lighting 5. Improve signage on building exterior to draw attention 6. Improve bike rack 7. Work with parking lot owner to install directional signage, improve paving condition, improve lighting 8. Redevelop Lorain Ave streetscape in front of library
  39. 39. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use) 2. Find opportunities for more natural light on interior 3. Reuse landing space for unique programming 4. Find opportunities for outdoor seating, landscaping, and colorful lighting 5. Improve signage on building exterior to draw attention 6. Improve bike rack 7. Work with parking lot owner to install directional signage, improve paving condition, improve lighting 8. Redevelop Lorain Ave streetscape in front of library 9. Improve information display, both paper and digital
  40. 40. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use) 2. Find opportunities for more natural light on interior 3. Reuse landing space for unique programming 4. Find opportunities for outdoor seating, landscaping, and colorful lighting 5. Improve signage on building exterior to draw attention 6. Improve bike rack 7. Work with parking lot owner to install directional signage, improve paving condition, improve lighting 8. Redevelop Lorain Ave streetscape in front of library 9. Improve information display, both paper and digital 10. Highlight local diversity through multicultural displays & talks
  41. 41. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use) 2. Find opportunities for more natural light on interior 3. Reuse landing space for unique programming 4. Find opportunities for outdoor seating, landscaping, and colorful lighting 5. Improve signage on building exterior to draw attention 6. Improve bike rack 7. Work with parking lot owner to install directional signage, improve paving condition, improve lighting 8. Redevelop Lorain Ave streetscape in front of library 9. Improve information display, both paper and digital 10. Highlight local diversity through multicultural displays & talks 11. Explore staying open later, or alternative forms of after-hours access
  42. 42. Summary: Recommendations 1. Explore allowing upstairs to become a quiet reading room (when not in use) 2. Find opportunities for more natural light on interior 3. Reuse landing space for unique programming 4. Find opportunities for outdoor seating, landscaping, and colorful lighting 5. Improve signage on building exterior to draw attention 6. Improve bike rack 7. Work with parking lot owner to install directional signage, improve paving condition, improve lighting 8. Redevelop Lorain Ave streetscape in front of library 9. Improve information display, both paper and digital 10. Highlight local diversity through multicultural displays & talks 11. Explore staying open later, or alternative forms of after-hours access 12. Encourage collaborative programming in conjunction with the Variety Theatre, local arts programs
  43. 43. DISCUSSION of DESIGN ALTERNATIVES
  44. 44. Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc ÆcÆc RiceWalz South Hough Fleet Union Fulton Lorain Eastman Addison Rockport East 131 Sterling Brooklyn Woodland Jefferson West Park Glenville Collinwood Harvard-Lee Mt. Pleasant Main Library Carnegie West Garden Valley South Brooklyn Langston Hughes Memorial-Nottingham Martin Luther King, Jr. CPL SERVICE AREAS WITH BRANCH LOCATIONS 2014 Prepared by: Knowledge Office ADO November 19, 2014 Source: NODIS Service Area | 27 CPL Branches + Main library + Public Admin. + Ohio Library for the Blind & P.D.
  45. 45. Service Area | Eastman Branch Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc ÆcÆc Walz S Fulton Lorain Eastman Rockport B West Park Carneg Sout Brooklyn Branch County Library Lakewood Library
  46. 46. WOODLAND 00% 20%10 40%20 60%30 80% 40 100% WEST PARK 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 30 80% 100% WALZ 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 30 80% 40 100% UNIO N 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 30 80% 40 100% STERLING 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 80% 30 100% SOUTHBROOKLYN 0 10 SOUTH 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 80% 30 100% ROCKPORT 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 80% 30 100% RICE 0 0% 20%10 40%20 60%30 80%40 100% MOUNTPLEASANT 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 30 80% 100% MLK 0 0% 10 20% 20 40% 30 60% 40 80% 50 100% M EM O RIAL NO TTING HAM 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60%80% 30 100% MAIN LIBRARY 0% 0 10 20 10% 30 40 50 20% 60 70 30% 80 90 100 40% 110 120 130 50% 140 150 60% 160 170 180 70%190 200 210 80% 220 230 90% 240 250 260 100% LORAIN 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 30 80% 100% LANGSTON HUGHES 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 30 80% 40 100% JEFFERSO N 0 10 20 HOUGH 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 30 80% 40 100% HARVARDLEE 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 80% 30 100% GLENVILLE 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 80% 30100% GARDENVALLEY 0 10 20 30 FULTON 0 10 20 FLEET 0 10 20 EASTMAN 0 0% 10 20% 20 40% 30 60% 40 80% 50 100% EAST131 0 0% 10 20% 20 40% 30 60% 40 80% 50 100% COLLINWOOD 0 0%20% 10 40% 20 60%80% 30 100% 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 80% 30 100% BROOKLYN 0 10 20 ADDISON 0 10 20 CARNEGIE WEST WEST PARK WALZ ROCKPORT MAIN LIBRARY LORAIN EASTMAN 0 0% 10 20% 20 40% 30 60% 40 80% 50 Eastman Branch Use
  47. 47. CPL BRANCH EXPERIENCE library building library property neighborhood library services
  48. 48. CPL BRANCH EXPERIENCE library building library property library services neighborhood
  49. 49. Interior | tech centers at CPL TechCentral, Downtown Main Branch TechEast, Fleet Main Branch
  50. 50. 1. How important is it to be able to check out TABLETS / LAPTOPS? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  51. 51. 2. How important is it to have LOUNGE SEATING AREAS? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important Plainsboro Public Library, New JerseyPrinceton University Library, New Jersey
  52. 52. 3. How important is it to have a LAPTOP BAR/LOUNGE AREA? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  53. 53. Add a Flexible "Teen Room"
  54. 54. Add a Flexible "Teen Room"
  55. 55. 4. How important is it add a FLEXIBLE "TEEN ROOM" downstairs? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  56. 56. Add a Window, Laptop Bar
  57. 57. Add a Back Window
  58. 58. 5. How important is it add a BACK WINDOW? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  59. 59. Add a Landing Gallery
  60. 60. 6. How important is it to add a GALLERY? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  61. 61. CPL BRANCH EXPERIENCE library property library building library services neighborhood
  62. 62. 7. How important is it to ADD SEATING for a "Wifi Garden" at the Front Entry? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  63. 63. 8. How important is it to IMPROVE THE BACK ENTRANCE with lighting, seating, bike racks? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  64. 64. Existing Side Wall
  65. 65. Signage
  66. 66. Mural Arts Program
  67. 67. Green Wall
  68. 68. 9. What is your preference for improving the SIDE WALL? 1. Just signage/lighting 2. Mural Arts Program 3. Green Wall 4. Keep as-is
  69. 69. CPL BRANCH EXPERIENCE library building library property neighborhood library services
  70. 70. Nearby projects | Variety Theatre Revitalization
  71. 71. Nearby projects | Variety Village Streetscape Plan - 2011 Variety Village Streetscape Plan Concepts for reinvesting in a vibrant, active, pedestrian friendly commercial district Variety Village / Westown Neighborhood Cleveland, Ohio December 2011 WESTOWN Community Development Corporation
  72. 72. The images below depict sites throughout the Eastern Commercial District reinvestment zone where opportunities exist to alter the streetscape experience to bring a stronger sense of place to Variety Village. The comments are reflective of discussions that were held with Westtown, the City of Cleveland and NOACA through the process of understanding the existing streetscape conditions during neighborhood tours. Identify opportunities for “outdoor rooms” at key points 26’ Sidewalk 8’ Walking Path Empty tree pits do not help to soften the streetscape Benches are getting worn out and are in need of upkeep 12’ Walking Path Enhance heavily used transit stops to build neighborhood identity 117th and Lorain bus stop is one of the most used stops within Variety Village Street trees provide an attractive environment for pedestrians, but require upkeep Auto and pedestrian areas blend together Landscaping shields an outdoor supply yard Develop a standardized treatment of parking lot / sidewalk transitions 6
  73. 73. Reinvesting in Streetscape – Defining Opportunities Combine Redundant Utility Poles Stamped Concrete Crosswalks Business Directory Signage – Information Kiosk Eliminate Unused / Oversized Curb Cuts Prioritize Bus Stop Enhancement Locations Parking Lot Screening New On-Street Parking Spaces Priority “Outdoor Room” / Gathering Spaces Public Art – Utilize Blank Wall Surfaces Public Art – Neighborhood Gateway Market Expanded Planters and Landscaping W C E Key Plan Eastern Commercial District Identifying opportunities for streetscape enhancements within the Eastern Commercial District focus on the creation of further softening the sidewalk environment through enhanced landscaping and the creation of public gathering spaces at primary activity nodes such as the Library and West 117th Street bus stop. The extension and combination of existing planters are used to define smaller spaces within the wider sidewalks, further defined by public art opportunities. Lorain Avenue 16
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  75. 75. 10. How important is it to IMPROVE THE STREETSCAPE with lighting, seating, banners? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  76. 76. CPL BRANCH EXPERIENCE library building library property library services neighborhood
  77. 77. Information Display
  78. 78. 11. How important is it to IMPROVE INFORMATION DISPLAY, both paper and digital? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  79. 79. 12. How important is it to create a MULTICULTURAL AREA with changing features? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  80. 80. Monday 10:00-7:00 Tuesday 10:00-7:00 Wednesday 10:00-6:00 Thursday 10:00-7:00 Friday 10:00-6:00 Saturday 10:00-6:00 Sunday Closed Eastman Library Hours | Current
  81. 81. 13. If library hours were extended, which option would you prefer? a. Open earlier on Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thur b. Open earlier on Fri or Sat c. Open later on Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thur d. Open later on Fri or Sat e. Open Sundays Monday 10:00-7:00 Tuesday 10:00-7:00 Wednesday 10:00-6:00 Thursday 10:00-7:00 Friday 10:00-6:00 Saturday 10:00-6:00 Sunday Closed Eastman Library Hours | Current
  82. 82. ENCOURAGE LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS & PROGRAMMING
  83. 83. 14. If you'd like, please list: one type of event/program you would like Eastman to provide (ex. foreign-language readings, author signings, gardening talks, tai chi, etc) PLUS one community partner who could help facilitate (ex. rec center, local school, etc.) that event/program ENCOURAGE LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS & PROGRAMMING
  84. 84. www.CPL150.org

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