Friday, April 5, 2013
The project, a joint effort of the Village, school district and library, is expected to be finished in June.
The remodeling of the Greendale Library and transformation into the Community Learning Center is well underway. The Greendale Parks and Recreation Department posted a gallery of construction photos on its Facebook page, giving those eagerly awaiting the completed project a sneak peak of what's to come. Check out the gallery here.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Upgrades at the library include the construction a new library director’s office, park and recreation department office area, new front counters and more.
The Community Learning Center, the result of a remodeling project at the Greendale Library, could be completed by mid-summer now that the Village has chosen a construction company to complete the work. The Village Board on Tuesday awarded JH Hassinger, Inc. the project after the construction company came in with the lowest bid of $97,900. The total cost of the project, however, is expected to be closer to $150,000. New, modular furniture is estimated to cost $32,000 and a voice and data wiring upgrade will be about $6,500. “We’ve been working on this for more than a year,” Village Manager Todd Michaels said. “We’re to the point were the shovel is going to hit the ground. We’re really happy construction could start soon and could be done …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Three Greendale government entities have come to an agreement about the construction and management of the new mixed-use facility. Now they need to figure out who will build it.
Things are moving forward in the plan to create a new, mixed-use facility to be called Greendale Community Learning Center (CLC) housing the Public Library, the Health Department and the Park and Recreation Department. The joint effort between the Village of Greendale and the Greendale School District would bring those three departments together in the current public library building at 5647 Broad Street. The partnership between the village, district and library was announced over the summer, and the village and district have approved the agreement that will let the project go forward. As with many government collaborations, this one comes with an expected cost savings. But this one brings something a little different as well: Increased …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Village Board put off approving the ordinance outlining governance of the learning center to let other entities involved take a look at some changes in wording.
Approval for the Community Learning Center took a brief setback Tuesday after the Greendale Village Board tabled a resolution to establish governance of the new facility. Village Manager Todd Michaels recommended trustees table the resolution Tuesday because there were some wording changes made by the Greendale School Board. Although Michaels said the wording changes were fairly minor, he said they were significant enough to have them go back to consideration to the other governing bodies involved in the project. Greendale Schools, the Village of Greendale and the Greendale Public Library announced a partnership over the summer for the construction of a new, mixed-use facility to be called Greendale Community Learning Center (CLC). Under …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The construction for a community learning center that would save the village money and increase programming at the library is not moving as quickly as some hoped.
The Greendale Community Learning Center will not be completed as quickly as the library director anticipated. Greendale Schools, the Village of Greendale and the Greendale Public Library announced a partnership over the summer for the construction of a new, mixed-use facility to be called Greendale Community Learning Center (CLC). Under the plan, the Public Library, the Health Department and the Park and Recreation Department would be housed under one roof in the current public library building at 5647 Broad Street. When the CLC report was first released, Library Director Gary Niebuhr hoped construction would begin this fall. But that hasn't happened. One side effect to the construction delay was the cancelation of the fall story time at …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Park & Rec will have temporary offices until the construction of the new Community Learning Center.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The Greendale Park & Recreation Department will move to a temporary office on August 6 in the Greendale Public Library until construction of the new Community Learning Center is completed in January 2013. Construction of the new space is scheduled to begin in September. The Community Learning Center will include the Public Library, the Greendale Health Department and the Greendale Park & Recreation Department. “This collaboration will enhance services to residents, extend the hours the library is open, and save both the Village and School District funds in coming years,” said Erin Green, Director of Business Services and Interim Superintendent in a release. Residents should keep in mind that the Park & Recreation staff is working hard to …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The future CLC will offer robust services for all residents. The CLC will help reduce costs and enhance educational opportunities for Greendale residents.
The Greendale Schools, the Village of Greendale and the Greendale Public Library have announced their partnership in a release to establish a new, mixed-use facility to be called Greendale Community Learning Center (CLC). Under the plan, the Public Library, the Health Department and the Park and Recreation Department will be housed under one roof in the current public library building at 5647 Broad Street. The Greendale Park and Recreation Department offices will relocate to the public library site on August 6 and renovations to the building will begin this fall. The Park and Recreation Department has temporarily moved to the Highland View Elementary School Library at 5900 S. 51stStreet as construction begins on new classrooms at that …
Friday, July 6, 2012
The Village Board approved its part of $50,000 for the creation of the $150,000 community learning center.
The Village of Greendale has joined the Greendale Library Board in approving funding for a proposed Community Learning Center. The Greendale Village Board approved $50,000 towards the $150,000 creation of the CLC in collaboration with the library board and the Greendale School District. The library board approved its part of the funding of $50,000 on June 12. Now it’s left to the school district to also approve its part of $50,000. Shared services between the Park and Recreation Department, the school district and the library will bring operating costs down, while providing the opportunity for new programming and expanded hours. As part of it’s approval the village board also agreed to lend $90,000 to the library to go towards the purchase…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The community learning center will house the library, health department and park & rec. The CLC will help reduce costs and enhance educational opportunities for Greendale residents.
A proposed Community Learning Center at the library is growing out of a groundbreaking partnership between local government agencies. As with many government collaborations, this one comes with an expected cost savings for the Village of Greendale, Greendale School District and Greendale Public Library. But this one brings something a little different as well: Increases services for Greendale residents. With the creation of the CLC, the Park and Recreation Department will move into the building that houses the library and Health Department. Sharing staff and coordinating services between the departments and school district will bring operating costs down, while providing the opportunity for new programming and expanded hours. A $150,000 …