The plan in a presentation piece outlining a move by the Bay Village Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library to Huntington Reservation in The Cleveland Metroparks indicates relocating Porter Creek Drive and eliminating wooded areas near Wolf Road.
The Plan was part of the Cleveland Metroparks and Cuyahoga County Public Library Partnership Discussion that took place on March 24.
The plan shows a relocation of Porter Creek Drive to a point east of the existing Metroparks Wolf Road entrance. The current entry point at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center is shown as a future cul-de-sac.
Potential building locations for a new library are indicated within currently wooded/recreational and naturalized areas along Wolf Road.
Cleveland Metroparks 2020: The Emerald Necklace Centennial Plan for Huntington Reservation reflects a vision to “strengthen affiliate use areas into a comprehensive campus with integrated trails and outdoor activity areas including significant beach, circulation and operational enhancements.”
Cuyahoga County Public Library buildings on public land is a common model, says the report. 16 branches are buildings and property that are owned by a city or the school district – this is the case in Bay Village currently.
The survey shows:
- The Library Collection ranked highest in importance to Bay residents (66+ per cent);
- Children’s programming, community meeting rooms and quiet study space were tied for second (35-32 per cent).
- 56 per cent think a new branch in Bay is ‘good option.’ 30 per cent have no opinion. 12 per cent think it’s a bad idea.