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Oak Cliff Progressing

DPatel304
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Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Postby DPatel304 » 06 Sep 2019 15:09

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
lakewoodhobo wrote:There's also the very real possibility that old plans to replace the North Oak Cliff Branch Library will be thrown in the trash and start over. I read somewhere about a new task force set up to figure out if the new library should include other uses like housing, retail, green space, etc., which will add to the momentum of new construction reaching Jefferson Blvd block by block.


The 21st century Library should be more than just a place for books. I'd like the city to add more computing/ internet resources and other city programs within libraries. The idea of adding housing is certainly, at the very least, interesting


I really love the new Library in Downtown Austin. I didn't really follow the development of the library, but apparently it took way longer than expected and cost a ton of money, so I'm not sure if I'd jump on the idea of Dallas doing the same, but I do think it's a beautiful addition to their city.

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Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 07 Sep 2019 11:18

I've always been a big proponent that Libraries should be merged with community center resources. They are usually two separate departments in the city since rec centers are attached to parks but I think there is room for the library system to look at shuffling the cards a bit more and adding community space that has more than sedentary uses. Ultimately Rec Centers and libraries will probably fully merge. Community lounge space with wifi, light refreshments, education programing, reading time, etc.


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