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“The Land.” Highlights Ongoing $100 Million Cleveland Public Library Upgrades

April 27, 2021
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Moody Nolan is working with Cleveland Public Library on this $100million project to upgrade all 27 Cleveland Public Library branches by 2029.

The Land describes how, “From this June through 2029, all 27 Cleveland branch libraries are supposed to be replaced or improved. Then officials hope to renovate Main Library and the attached Stokes Wing.

Voters backed the branch work in 2017 with a tax increase of 2 mills, costing $35 per year for a $50,000 home. The library will need to raise other funds for Main and Stokes.

No two branches alike

The plans vary greatly from branch to branch. “Cleveland Public Library is building libraries that reflect the beauty and uniqueness of each neighborhood,” said John Lang, the system’s new chief operations officer, hired mainly to oversee construction.

In June, crews are supposed to start replacing the Woodland Branch and renovating the historic Jefferson and West Park branches. In late June or in July, they’re due to start the new Hough.”