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Edgewood/Eckington/Stronghold Proposed Library - Community Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Shelley Vinyard (she/her)
51:18
Please chime in with questions in the chat and we will answer them. Thanks!
Alex Lopez 6E02 (he/him)
51:58
Thanks for bringing up the Northwest One Library, Nick
Alex Lopez 6E02 (he/him)
52:27
Northwest One is ~1 mile from MLK library
Adam Duffy
52:30
If you could clarify if the 5 locations we saw were discussed already with the library folks?
Daniel Agold
54:49
it sounds like future library considerations for development involve community gathering/activity spaces, as well as the more traditional computer and book activities?
Shoshana Sommer
56:42
How much does the library use or program outdoor spaces for public use?
Jon Haines
58:10
Martha, do you have any sense of the known challenges involved with moving/re-purposing the operations center on 3rd st?
Shoshana Sommer
01:00:20
Thanks! There are some great views of the Capitol and the Basilica in Eckington. And a Parks organization that would be happy to partner on spaces like that!
cmshaw
01:03:46
A practical DC council question: for new library funding, is that appropriated by the Recreation, Libraries and youth affairs committee? Government operations and facilities? A different one?
Jessica Perlmutter
01:05:24
In considering locations, is the number of schools or # of students in the surrounding area a factor? What about proximity to DCPS or DPR facilities?
Alex Lopez 6E02 (he/him)
01:05:52
Neighbor from ANC 6E here. We support the new library for Eckington/Edgewood, but request that it not come at the expense of our Northwest One Neighborhood Library.
Shelley Vinyard (she/her)
01:05:52
Related to Nick's question, we're obviously excited about the potential for a library in this part of Ward 5. What advice do you have for community members as we push for a library here?
Alex Lopez 6E02 (he/him)
01:05:58
The NW1 neighborhood is going through wrenching and prolonged transition. The Northwest One Library was requested initially by residents of Sursum Corda as part of the Northwest One Redevelopment Plan -- the planning document for the NW1 New Communities Initiative (NCI). NCI has failed residents in so many ways, taking away the NW1 library at this point would be insult to injury.
Edward Garnett
01:10:02
How long does it take to design and build after funding? (And sorry for being late, toddlers yelling “one more book” at me was persuasive)
Daniel Agold
01:10:06
it would be really interesting to include in planning with performing arts like "Dance Place" and "Brookland Artspace Lofts" to the North on MBT; and the former special-needs theater in the now STABLE arts.org space along the MBT
Edward Garnett
01:10:53
+1 on Daniel’s suggestions on Arts partnerships and I would throw in the nonprofit bike training center Gearin Up too, could be an interesting “bike lab” type concept
Shelley Vinyard (she/her)
01:11:46
@Ed, I was thinking the same thing re: Gearin' Up!
Adam Duffy
01:13:19
adventures in urban planning....
Jessica Perlmutter
01:14:29
Not sure if this is something DCPL is already doing, but what about the idea of the library having weekly outreach like bookmobiles or some service that drops off library holds and picks up books being returned from schools and senior housing that do not have their own libraries?
Jessica Perlmutter
01:16:52
(within a radius from the library but where it's still too far for young students to walk to during school day or for some seniors to walk to)
cmshaw
01:18:25
Re-upping Shelley’s q above: Related to Nick's question, we're obviously excited about the potential for a library in this part of Ward 5. What advice do you have for community members as we push for a library here?
Jon Haines
01:19:09
Have to hop off, but thank you to the organizers for pulling this meeting together. And thank you to Martha for your time!
Alex Lopez 6E02 (he/him)
01:20:00
Will Ward 5 for All support decoupling the decision to build the Eckington/Edgewood Library from closing Northwest One? Or better still, support development of full-service libraries serving each community?
Alex Lopez 6E02 (he/him)
01:21:52
3 other small neighborhood libraries are being redeveloped as larger, full-service libraries serving the same communities
Alex Lopez 6E02 (he/him)
01:22:00
Parklands-Turner, Deanwood, and Rosedale
Alex Lopez 6E02 (he/him)
01:22:12
Only Northwest One is slated for closure
Edward Garnett
01:25:16
Thanks very much Martha!
Daniel Agold
01:25:16
what are next steps?
Daniel Agold
01:25:16
dates of interest?
Shoshana Sommer
01:25:23
Thank you!
Erica
01:25:26
thanks for organizing, and thanks to Martha for speaking.
Adam Duffy
01:25:30
thanks. good to hear/see everyone!
Daniel Agold
01:26:02
Thanks so much Martha, Nick, and all
Hannah Putman
01:26:08
Thank you!
marthasaccocio
01:26:12
martha.saccocio@dc.gov
Jessica Perlmutter
01:26:24
Thank you