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West Park Branch : Public Meeting #2

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Public presentation given on May 18, 2017, to the West Park branch of the Cleveland Public Library on feedback and design options. For more information, see http://www.cpl150.org

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West Park Branch : Public Meeting #2

  1. 1. West Park Branch May 18, 2017 Public Meeting #2
  2. 2. Agenda May 18, 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 West Park Branch building. This Community Vision Plan is the public engagement process to create a plan. • There is no budget set for the West Park 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. Kamm's Corners Stakeholder Meeting
  11. 11. Open House at Branch
  12. 12. Focus Group
  13. 13. Survey Feedback West PARK: 56 TOTAL SURVEYS: 616 "Please list the name of the CPL facility you identify as your local branch."
  14. 14. Survey Feedback : West Park
  15. 15. Survey Feedback : West Park
  16. 16. Q: Please offer 3 words that best capture your vision for the CPL experience in your area by 2019. Survey Feedback : West Park
  17. 17. Survey Feedback : West Park
  18. 18. Q: If you could suggest an additional resource for your local branch, what would it be? • Open on Sundays, evenings • 3D printer • Senior-focused activities • Accessible services for disabled people • Teen room • Study corrals • Study classes for children • More parking • Drive-up book drop • Special programs for seniors living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers • Larger DVD collection Survey Feedback : West Park
  19. 19. Survey Feedback : West Park "Please fix the crumbling bricks around the entrance and the book return. .. First impression is a library/ community that doesn't care." "Return the West Park Library to its pre-1978 condition!" "More adult supervision is needed for children at library - the noise level is very disturbing." "Improvements without accessibility are useless to many members of the community."
  20. 20. Open House Feedback
  21. 21. Mapping Assets
  22. 22. Defining the Vision RELEVANT: • Sports/Activity Sections • Teen Room • More adult programs • After school poetry team • More kids programming • After work / after school chess club • After school classes • More teen clubs • Have a dab club • Outdoor chess club for all • More movies for teens
  23. 23. Defining the Vision ACCESSIBLE: • More electrical plugs • More parking! • Laptop checkouts • Elevator to meeting rooms • No late fees • More computers • Stronger wifi connection in & around branch • Reopen the original entrance! • More tables at the back room by the windows
  24. 24. Defining the Vision DESTINATION: • Kids' book club • After school poetry program for teens • Larger sign on Lorain • Outdoor reading area • Better school lunch food • Better outside lighting • More reading programs, especially on non-school days
  25. 25. BRANCH(ING)CONVERSATIONS INTERNAL CPL&BRANCH POSITIVES NEGATIVES EXTERNAL NEIGHBORHOOD
  26. 26. Branch(ing) Conversations INTERNAL / BUILDING POSITIVES + • Great computer access • Quiet- good for working • Historic architecture • Staff is helpful / kind • Lots of space • Large book/movie collection • Bright inside - nice windows • Good variety • Fireplace in kids' area • Meeting rooms are large • Close, convenient • All-ages activities • Easy to get here from school • Long lending time • School lunch program • Lots of options for seating • Online requests/pickup • Staff is personal • Benches outside - opportunity • Within biking distance • Virtual reality tech • Good book selection • Good research tools - computers, staff • Security guards wait with kids for parent pick-ups • Cool events in meeting rooms • Old windows - make building look historic, serious
  27. 27. Branch(ing) Conversations INTERNAL / BUILDING NEGATIVES - • Entrance ramp difficult to use • Not enough computers • Not enough tables • NOT ENOUGH PARKING • Meeting rooms not accessible • No electrical outlets • Building not modern • Reading garden not maintained • Not open late enough • Not long enough time on computers • Lots of staff transition lately • Not enough advanced computer courses • Not enough communication about events, opportunities, resources • Bike rack falling apart • Dated bookshelves • Dark outside • Wifi too weak • Not enough "fun" events • Not enough tables or places to sit, especially after school • Not enough movies • Not enough adult programming • Not open later for community events • Meeting rooms underused - bad lighting, unattractive • No teen area • Not diverse enough kids' programs - nothing for middle grades & teens
  28. 28. Branch(ing) Conversations EXTERNAL / NEIGHBORHOOD POSITIVES + • Fire department nearby (+ one on Rocky River) • YMCA down Lorain - opportunity for consolidating? • Lot across street - parking opportunity? • Albino squirrel lives around branch • Quiet, family-oriented • Good shopping variety • Kingdom Hall • Feel safe walking here • School close by • Good access to stores/services • Good houses, older buildings • YMCA down the street • Friendly neighborhood • Stores in area "look out for kids"
  29. 29. Branch(ing) Conversations EXTERNAL / NEIGHBORHOOD NEGATIVES _ • Not enough coordination with country branches, other city branches (esp Lakewood) • Not enough restaurants • Building not visible from Lorain • Building and surrounding area dark • Lorain traffic is very fast • Perception of crime, esp. on Montrose • Sign not very visible from Lorain • Unsafe to cross Lorain • Not many bus stops along Lorain • Not enough streetlights • Traffic on Lorain not good for cyclists • No nice shops in area for teens, browsing
  30. 30. Summary: Recommendations 1. Find opportunities for expanded parking
  31. 31. Summary: Recommendations 1. Find opportunities for expanded parking 2. Address ongoing maintenance & upkeep issues
  32. 32. Summary: Recommendations 1. Find opportunities for expanded parking 2. Address ongoing maintenance & upkeep issues 3. Add elevator to make downstairs rooms accessible
  33. 33. Summary: Recommendations 1. Find opportunities for expanded parking 2. Address ongoing maintenance & upkeep issues 3. Add elevator to make downstairs rooms accessible 4. Overhaul front entrance and ramp access
  34. 34. Summary: Recommendations 1. Find opportunities for expanded parking 2. Address ongoing maintenance & upkeep issues 3. Add elevator to make downstairs rooms accessible 4. Overhaul front entrance and ramp access 5. Create a separate space for teens
  35. 35. Summary: Recommendations 1. Find opportunities for expanded parking 2. Address ongoing maintenance & upkeep issues 3. Add elevator to make downstairs rooms accessible 4. Overhaul front entrance and ramp access 5. Create a separate space for teens 6. Explore additional types of seating and study areas
  36. 36. Summary: Recommendations 1. Find opportunities for expanded parking 2. Address ongoing maintenance & upkeep issues 3. Add elevator to make downstairs rooms accessible 4. Overhaul front entrance and ramp access 5. Create a separate space for teens 6. Explore additional types of seating and study areas 7. Use "front lawn" area for better signage, landscaping, lighting along Lorain Ave
  37. 37. Summary: Recommendations 1. Find opportunities for expanded parking 2. Address ongoing maintenance & upkeep issues 3. Add elevator to make downstairs rooms accessible 4. Overhaul front entrance and ramp access 5. Create a separate space for teens 6. Explore additional types of seating and study areas 7. Use "front lawn" area for better signage, landscaping, lighting along Lorain Ave 8. Pursue collaborations (and perhaps consolidation?) with YMCA
  38. 38. Summary: Recommendations 1. Find opportunities for expanded parking 2. Address ongoing maintenance & upkeep issues 3. Add elevator to make downstairs rooms accessible 4. Overhaul front entrance and ramp access 5. Create a separate space for teens 6. Explore additional types of seating and study areas 7. Use "front lawn" area for better signage, landscaping, lighting along Lorain Ave 8. Pursue collaborations (and perhaps consolidation?) with YMCA 9. Expand programming and events geared to families and seniors
  39. 39. Summary: Recommendations 1. Find opportunities for expanded parking 2. Address ongoing maintenance & upkeep issues 3. Add elevator to make downstairs rooms accessible 4. Overhaul front entrance and ramp access 5. Create a separate space for teens 6. Explore additional types of seating and study areas 7. Use "front lawn" area for better signage, landscaping, lighting along Lorain Ave 8. Pursue collaborations (and perhaps consolidation?) with YMCA 9. Expand programming and events geared to families and seniors 10. Explore staying open later on weeknights & on Sundays
  40. 40. DISCUSSION of DESIGN ALTERNATIVES
  41. 41. Service Area West Park Æc Æc Æc Æc Æc Wa Lora Eastman Rockport West Park Lakewood Public Library Fairview Park County Branch Library
  42. 42. CARNEGIE WEST 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 WEST PARK 0 0% 20% 10 40% 20 60% 30 80% 100% ROCKPORT MAIN LIBRARY EASTMAN West Park branch use
  43. 43. CPL BRANCH EXPERIENCE library building library property neighborhood library services
  44. 44. CPL BRANCH EXPERIENCE library building library property library services neighborhood
  45. 45. Interior | tech centers at CPL TechCentral, Downtown Main Branch TechEast, Fleet Main Branch
  46. 46. 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
  47. 47. 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
  48. 48. 3. How important is it to have a LAPTOP BAR/LOUNGE AREA? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  49. 49. Add an Elevator
  50. 50. 4. How important is it to add an ELEVATOR leading to the lower meeting rooms? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  51. 51. Add a Teen Room
  52. 52. 5. How important is it to add on a TEEN ROOM? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  53. 53. 6. How important is it to REDESIGN THE ENTRANCE with a new ramp/bookdrop? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  54. 54. Original Entrance
  55. 55. Re-open Original Entrance
  56. 56. Re-open Original Entrance
  57. 57. Re-open Original Entrance
  58. 58. Re-open Original Entrance
  59. 59. 7. How important is it to REOPEN THE SIDE ENTRANCE? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  60. 60. CPL BRANCH EXPERIENCE library property library building library services neighborhood
  61. 61. "Front Lawn"
  62. 62. "Front Lawn"
  63. 63. "Front Lawn"
  64. 64. 8. How important is it to have a FRONT PLAZA SPACE? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  65. 65. PEDESTRIAN CUT-THROUGH TO LORAIN
  66. 66. 9. How important is it to have a PEDESTRIAN CUT-THROUGH to Lorain Ave? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  67. 67. CPL BRANCH EXPERIENCE library building library property neighborhood library services
  68. 68. • 100 Senior Apartments • 40 Townhomes • 40 Multi-Family Units • 14 Single-Family Homes • 47,000s.f. Retail • 22,000s.f. Office Building • 4.2 Acres of Public Green Space • Multi-Modal Station Connections • New Playfields • Expanded YMCA • Expanded Public Library • Relocated Post Office • Community Garden • City & Neighborhood Gateways • 4 Enhanced Transit Waiting Areas • 4 Enhanced Bus Stop Areas • Bioretention Basins at Parking Lots • Pedestrian Streetscape Improvements • Landscape Integrated into the Street • Sharrows along Lorain Avenue • Community Link to Schools Uniting Development and Infrastructure - A Connected Lorain Avenue Corridor BALANCING TRANSPORTATION AND REDEVELOPMENT Envisioning51
  69. 69. Corridor
  70. 70. 10. How important is it to create a COMMUNITY CAMPUS along Lorain? 1. Not important 2. Somewhat 3. Moderately 4. Important 5. Very important
  71. 71. EXISTING PARKING 21
  72. 72. PARKING: Shared Parking with Clinic + Gateway in Fence 19
  73. 73. PARKING "MENU": Create shared parking agreement with next-door Clinic and build gateway in adjoining fence # SPACES + 25+ mostdifficult/costlyleastdifficult/costly
  74. 74. 27 PARKING: Expand Existing Lot into Brick Paving Area
  75. 75. PARKING "MENU": Create shared parking agreement with next-door Clinic and build gateway in adjoining fence Expand existing parking lot into brick paving area and prioritize for ADA spaces # SPACES + 25+ + 6 mostdifficult/costlyleastdifficult/costly
  76. 76. 21 20 PARKING: Add Additional Parking Lot across Silsby Rd
  77. 77. PARKING "MENU": Create shared parking agreement with next-door Clinic and build gateway in adjoining fence Expand existing parking lot into brick paving area and prioritize for ADA spaces Add additional parking lot across Silsby Rd # SPACES + 25+ + 6 + 20 mostdifficult/costlyleastdifficult/costly
  78. 78. CONSOLIDATE BRANCH WITH YMCA
  79. 79. PARKING : Relocate Branch to Consolidated YMCA Facility CONSOLIDATE BRANCH WITH YMCA + Synergy with YMCA programming, especially with youth + More visible location + Crosswalk from Triskett easier for pedestrian/cyclist access + Solves parking and maintenance issues of existing building + Green space in back for outdoor recreation - Creates unknown future use for historic Walker & Weeks building - New facility may have less overall space than existing, given lot constraints - Significant initial cost if CPL builds - Lack of site ownership if leasing from YMCA
  80. 80. PARKING "MENU": Create shared parking agreement with next-door Clinic and build gateway in adjoining fence Expand existing parking lot into brick paving area and prioritize for ADA spaces Add additional parking lot across Silsby Rd Relocate branch to new consolidated YMCA facility # SPACES + 25+ + 6 + 20 + 25+ mostdifficult/costlyleastdifficult/costly11.
  81. 81. CPL BRANCH EXPERIENCE library building library property library services neighborhood
  82. 82. KAMM’S CORNER WEST PARK 22 49 75 86 86 86 83 83 83 Kamm’s Corner Farmers Market Friendly Food Mart Mark’s Store Newton D. Baker School of Arts Elementry Our Lady of Angels St. Joseph Acadamy West Park Community Elemetry Garfield Elementry John Marshal High School Kamm’s Corner Development Corporation West Park Family YMCA Bethany English Luthren Church Kingdom Hall of Jehovas Witness Mashiach Btorah Our Lady of Angels Congregation of St. Joseph Drakefield Park Fairview Hospital K-Mart Kamm’s Corner Commercial Coridoor Kamm’s Plaza 48 KEY LIBRARY SCHOOL PARK/RECREATION CENTER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION HOUSE OF WORSHIP HOSPITAL RETAIL DESTINATION 15 MIN WALKING RADIUS BUS ROUTES GROCERY/FOOD RETAILER 1 LIGHT RAIL STATION West Park Puritas 15 MINUTE WALK 15 MINUTE WALK 15 M INUTEW ALK 15M INUTEWALK15MINUTEWALK 15 MINUTE WALK 15 M INUTEW ALK 15 MINUTEWALK 15MINUTEWALK 15MINUTEWALK 15MINUTEWALK ROCKYRIV W.150thS. 140thST. 71 LORAIN AVE. TRISKE Supplemental Locations
  83. 83. Supplemental Locations | literary "hotspots"
  84. 84. Supplemental Locations | Kiosks
  85. 85. Supplemental Locations | Mobile Services
  86. 86. 12. If feasible, which supplemental service option do you prefer? 1. Digital Hotspots 2. Stationary Kiosks 3. Mobile Services
  87. 87. 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 West Park Library Hours | Current
  88. 88. 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 West Park Library Hours | Current
  89. 89. ENCOURAGE LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS & PROGRAMMING
  90. 90. 14. If you'd like, please list: one type of event/program you would like West Park 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
  91. 91. www.CPL150.org

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