Should Gladwyne Library Add an Elevator?
See the new design drawings for a proposed elevator addition at a meeting Wednesday.
New design drawings for a proposed elevator addition to the Gladwyne Library will be revealed at a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
The informational meeting, during which the community can ask questions, on the library’s handicap accessibility project will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Waverly Heights Auditorium, 1400 Waverly Road in Gladwyne.
The proposed project includes a new handicap-accessible bathroom, a reconfigured staff workroom and a new Young Adult section in addition to an elevator, which would give Americans with Disabilities Act access to all three floors.
The proposal is part of Lower Merion Library System’s plan to renovate each of its six libraries. It was recommended in a 2004 space planning study of the library system.
The first conceptual plan for the elevator addition was rejected by the township’s Historic and Architectural Review Board. The library’s building, which is owned by the library, was built in 1921 by the Episcopal diocese.
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