Mixed-Use Real Estate Projects Policy

Public Library District of Columbia
Mixed-Use Real Estate Projects Policy – May 28, 2014

 

 
Introduction
 
The Board of Library Trustees recognizes that libraries continue to evolve into centers of community gathering and learning. The Board of Library Trustees also recognizes the potential benefits of sharing space with other entities to help meet the needs of District residents. To maximize library service delivery, the Board will explore opportunities for mixed use, either public or private, at libraries, where appropriate.
 
Policy Statement
 
Ensuring the delivery of quality library services to the community is the primary focus of the Board of Library Trustees when renovating or rebuilding libraries.
 
The Board of Library Trustees is open to exploring mixed-used opportunities, where appropriate, for libraries as a way to increase visibility and access, and generate revenue.
 
A number of considerations will be part of any decision by the library to explore or participate in a mixed-use development including, at a minimum – matters related to community input, financing, programing  and ownership.
 
Conclusion
 
The Board of Library Trustees will be informed of such opportunities and provide appropriate guidance to library staff and other appropriate parties to ensure that the library system and the community receive the greatest possible benefit from the collaboration between the DC Public Library and the partner(s).

 

 
Note: This policy would supersede the policy adopted by the Board of Library Trustees on May 23, 2007.

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