Noyes Library for Young Children Rehabilitation and Renovation

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Noyes Library for Young Children Rehabilitation and Renovation

Funding/Expenditure Schedule: APPROVED

Project Team

Montgomery County Government
Department of General Services

Division of Building Design & Construction

Division Chief: Hamid Omidvar, AIA
Hamid.Omidvar@montgomerycountymd.gov
Section Chief: Suresh Patel
Project Manager: Susanne Churchill

Architect / Engineer

Grimm + Parker, Inc.

Contractor

TBD.,

Current Phase: Permit Phase

Project Schedule:

Phase 1 - Parking Spaces Repair
Construction commenced on April 23,2018
Construction completed September 2019
Phase 2 - Stair Towers Renovation
Construction commenced on September 23, 2019
Construction will be completed August 2021

Project was submitted to Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission for Mandatory Referral Submission, which was received. Project was submitted to Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission for a Historic Area Work Permit, which was approved. Construction documents are completed. Project documents are submitted to Department of Permit Services for construction permit

This project will provide for a comprehensive rehabilitation of this historic library also to include conversion of the attic into a finished second floor, renovation of the first floor, the addition of a finished basement, ADA compliant restrooms and elevator, as well as upgrades to the site. The rehabilitated facility will be able to accommodate additional programming and services for all. The Noyes Library project will be jointly funded by Montgomery County and the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The Noyes Library is a small, historically designated library with services specifically focused on Pre-Kindergarten and Early Literacy education. The small scale and intimate setting of the library are unique and provide a signature experience for children. The building is currently not accessible, lacks sufficient staff space, adequate toilet facilities, and sufficient meeting space to carry out its mission.

The project proposes a comprehensive rehabilitation and enhancement of this historic library so the rehabilitated facility retains the library's unique, small-scale, intimate experience, while making substantial improvements to the building to
Create a fully accessible facility for all patrons and staff.
Construction completed September 2019.
Provide all new ADA restrooms for public and staff use.
Provide space for library staff to prepare and deliver library programming.
Provide multi-purpose program space for use during and after library hours.

To meet these needs, the proposed scope of work includes conversion of the attic into a finished second floor, renovation of the first floor original library room, the creation of a finished basement, the addition of an elevator to provide access for all, provision of new ADA compliant restrooms and egress stairs as required by code. The rehabilitated facility will be able to accommodate additional programming and services for all.

The intention is to have the least impact on the historic fabric, while providing much needed space to make the library viable. The historical review agencies require that the new addition be different from the original building so it is clear what part of the building is historic and what is new.

The addition of an elevator tower is the most visible part of the work. The architect has developed two concepts; one is for a solid tower to be clad in materials similar to the existing building with a glass connecting corridor; the second option is a glass tower with a glass connecting corridor.

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Female Corridor at Nurse Station

Female Corridor at Nurse Station

Female Corridor at Nurse Station

Lobby 200 Looking Nurse 212

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Laundry 131

Conference Room 119

Main Lobby 101

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Reception/Admin. & Staff Work Area 142 & 142A

Main Lobby 101

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Site Plan

Site Plan

TBD