Monday, April 6, 2009

Four Public Charrettes Announced for New Silver Spring Library

For Immediate Release: April 6, 2009

Four Public Charrettes Announced For New Silver Spring Library

Input sought on exterior design elements

Four Public Charrettes will be held over the next three months to gather feedback from residents on the exterior design of the new Silver Spring Library.

Hosted by Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) and the County’s Department of General Services’ (DGS) Building, Design and Construction Section, the meetings will be held according to the following schedule:

· Thursday, April 16 – Background on building program and schedule, library organization plan, public open space and the proposed bridge;

· Thursday, May 7 – Presentation of initial building and open space concepts;

· Thursday, May 28 – Presentation of and feedback on refined concepts; and

· Thursday, June 18 – Presentation of and feedback on plans to be recommended to MCPL and DGS directors re the library’s specific site and exterior design plan, including elevations and LEED elements.

All meetings will be held at the Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd. in Silver Spring from 7 to 9 p.m.

The center is served by the Montgomery County Ride On Bus 2, operating from the Silver Spring Metro Station and stopping at Lyttonsville Road and Lyttonsville Lane. It is less than a mile walk from the bus stop to the Community Center. Attendees can also take the J2 Metrobus from the Silver Spring Metro Station to East West Highway and Grubb Road. The community center is about three blocks from that location.

To request ADA program accommodations, contact the Silver Spring Library at 240-773-9420 at least five working days in advance of the charrette date.

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