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New Cleveland Park Library Renderings

by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm 26 Comments

Cleveland Park Exterior 3-2016_0_0
via DCPL

Thanks to a reader for passing on from DCPL:

The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, located at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, will be rebuilt.

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

The new library, which is still in the design phase, will be larger to accommodate expanded space for children, teens and adults.

Interim Library Service
The DC Public Library is in negotiations with the Department of General Services (DGS) and one or more entities regarding leasing space for the Cleveland Park Interim Library. Some people have been made aware that space located on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia is under consideration. As of this date, we have not signed a lease for this purpose. We are interested in securing space as near the current Cleveland Park Library as possible and this has proven to be a very difficult task. We wish we could be more specific however, we do not want to misinform anyone or jeopardize any negotiations underway. We hope to be able to make a public announcement and provide a schedule regarding the closing of the current library, the opening of the Interim Cleveland Park Library and etc., by mid-February 2016.

Historic Review Process
While the Cleveland Park Library is not an historic structure, it is located within the Cleveland Park Historic District. Given this, the design will need to be approved by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board. In addition, because it is a public building, the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts also will review and approve the design.

View the latest design concept.”

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3310 Connecticut Ave, NW today

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