Cleveland Park Library Construction Project

Cleveland Park Library Construction Project

Architect Team Has Been Selected

Photo of Cleveland Park Library ExteriorThe Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library has been slated to be rebuilt or completely renovated.

The Library has selected the team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman to design the building. The project is currently funded at $18.6 million.

Community Engagement

Community input is a critical part of the design process. The Library is gathering input about what spaces and services customers would like to see in the new library several ways.
 

Provide Comments Online

Share your ideas and view others' ideas in the Cleveland Park Library Idea Community.
 

Community Meetings


The DC Public Library and the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library hosted a meeting to meet the design team and gather community ideas on Wednesday, May 13View a compilation of the comments.

The next community meeting will be held June 23 at 6 p.m. At that meeting, the architect team will present general design principles and project direction, informed in part by the community feedback.
 

Focus Groups

The Library will host focus groups. Upcoming focus groups:

For Parents of Young Children
  • Saturday June 6, 10 a.m. at the Cleveland Park Library
  • Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Library
Please send an email to Martha.Saccocio@dc.gov if you are interested in participating in a focus group.

The architect selection panel included the branch manager of the Cleveland Park Library, and representatives of the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library, the Cleveland Park Citizens Association, the Woodley Park Community Association, and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3C09.
 

Building Facility Assessment

The Library has completed pre-design due diligence work. This work helps eliminate unknown building issues and informs decisions regarding building design. This work helps determine whether the modernization approach is to rebuild or undertake a major renovation. Due diligence included a thorough building cost-benefit assessment that looked at the entire building. The CBA determines the useful life of the systems and makes recommendations for repair or replacement.

The CBA also looks at the library’s Neighborhood Library Building Program and makes recommendations to the level of demolition or renovation needed to meet the program.The library program is the document that determines the amount of square footage needed. All these factors are then given a cost estimate that compares renovation vs. new construction. It is not the only document used to make the choice between demolition/new construction or renovation, but it does help the Library make an informed decision.


Questions and comments about the project may be sent to Martha Saccocio at Martha.Saccocio@dc.gov or Archie Williams at Archie.Williams@dc.gov.


Read a history of the Cleveland Park Library written in 1996 by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library in cooperation with library staff.