community review
Phase Community Review
Library Community Hub

What's in the Works

Cleveland Public Library is transforming the existing Woodland Branch and adjacent land into a vibrant new community campus. The proposed Woodland Campus will be comprised of a central distribution facility, serving all 27 Cleveland Public Library branches, a new Woodland Branch, and a new central community plaza featuring outdoor classroom and performance space.


It is recommended that the Woodland site be expanded to encompass the surrounding vacant properties and be used as a new central distribution and service hub for the library system. This would include building a new storage and distribution facility and updating maintenance facilities as well as a major renovation of the existing branch library. The library renovation would include significant exterior work to improve visibility and possible expansion to the south or into the basement with the addition of an elevator. This project would support the entire system and provide a highly visible presence for the library as a Community Hub.

What's There Now

The site is currently the Woodland Branch, parking, and vacant parcels.


This branch and support facilities do not take advantage of the visibility and access afforded by its location on a heavily trafficked road near the city center. The large complex is fronted by the nondescript library building that offers little visibility in from the street. The branch is well used in spite of being surrounded by derelict properties without other similar institutions in the area. There is opportunity to expand the site with a large number of adjacent landbank or otherwise vacant properties. 

What's Happening Next

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