In 2018-19 a Feasibility Study was conducted to determine what improvements need to be made to sustain & enhance CADL operations into the future. We surveyed community members and held several public meetings resulting in design concepts available below. The renovations were divided into two phases.
The City has selected East Arbor Architects from East Lansing to take the final concepts from the study and finalize them into construction drawings. They will assist the City and CADL in selecting contractors to begin work on Phase 1 renovations before the end of 2021.
2020 Final Design for Construction
Completed- Currently seeking grant funding!
2018-18 Feasibility Study Documents
Public Meeting Summary
Concepts Prepared with Public Feedback
Phase I - Floor Plan, First Floor FINAL CONCEPT
Description: Improvements to the first floor of the library building will be necessary to meet safety and accessibility requirements, and to improve utilization. Phase 1 work will result in a new front entrance with a ramp, two handicapped bathrooms on the first floor, interior renovation of the first floor to relocate the circulation desk, staff area, computers and materials, create a reading area centered around the fireplace, restore the fireplace to working condition (gas or water vapor), create an area for teens, relocation of children’s area to the east side of the building where it will be expanded into the garage, and expansion of space and creation of study/meeting rooms for public use. One of the new bathrooms will be accessible through the external door of the library. When the library is closed and the interior door is locked, the external door can remain open and the bathroom made available to the public. All improvements will meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). (CIP Project # 2017-B5b)
Phase II - Floor Plan, First Floor FINAL CONCEPT
Phase II - Floor Plan, Lower Level FINAL CONCEPT
Phase II - Floor Plan, Second Floor FINAL CONCEPT
Description: Phase 2 work will include the renovation of the basement to create community event space and related storage; first floor renovations to include a building addition to incorporate an elevator and space for the Friends of the Mason Library – Bookwork Heaven; second floor renovations for staff offices and tenant space (Ingham County Genealogical Society). All improvements will meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). (CIP Project # 2019-B6)
VIDEO of Phase 1 and 2 concepts
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