A large Creativity Commons has ample space for customers to create and collaborate. A light well and sky lights bring natural light into the space. An adjacent recording studio provides a space for musicians and others who want to create audio and video recordings.
A bright Children’s Room with flexible design provides separate spaces for a range of ages. The space includes a story time space. Low shelving preserves views to the outdoors.
Outdoor seating and a lower retaining wall help activate G Place and connect the library to the neighborhood.
A new café with comfortable seating enables customers to re-charge. Low shelving preserves views to an outdoor area and connects the library to the neighborhood.
A more welcoming entry vestibule offers clear sight lines into the stairwells, helping customers find their way. The addition of a light well, brings natural light into the lower level.
The Great Hall will be transformed into a vibrant hub of activity. Swinging glass doors replace the brick wall below the historic mural to reveal a new performance space. This space can accommodate a wide range of events from lunch-time concerts, to evening lectures and musical performances.
I attended the April 2015 Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association breakfast and heard that you're doing away with the loading dock in order to bump out from the back of the lobby. I also understand that you're planning to have multiple exhibition spaces throughout the building. If you're planning to bring in exhibitions from outside, I suggest keeping a loading dock of some sort. I work for an organization that has displayed ...more »
Since we have a lot of homeless people at the MLK branch and since they benefit from FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE, they will answer that it does not matter to them that the interim library is not WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE; this will cause the survey to be slanted. I CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY TRANSPORTATION and need a library with free scanning and computer access within walking distance. Please send comments to my e-mail address; ...more »
The most recent draft building plan was released in October, with ideas and priorities for the renovated MLK Library.
What do you think?
The Reeves Center is metro accessible,
A mini maker space reintegrating the vacant space.