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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
May 28, 2014
Public Library District of Columbia
MIXED-USE REAL ESTATE PROJECTS POLICY – MAY 28, 2014
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,
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
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.
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.