UH Library renovation is on track
The renovation of the University Heights Library is on schedule, and tentative plans to open the building to the public sometime in mid to late October are in the works, with a grand-reopening celebration scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 12.
The major work on the exterior of the building took place throughout June and July. Roofing work is complete, mechanical air handling units have been installed on the roof, and the glass walls on the Cedar Road elevation and south elevation are complete, as are the wood-look metal siding on the building’s outer “hoops,” and the metal corrugated siding on the north elevation and northwest projecting stairwell.
With much of the outside work finished, Heights Libraries’ contractor, Regency Construction, has turned its efforts to the interior of the building: drywall installation in the upper and lower levels, and installation of the elevator and air handling units, ceramic tile on the walls of the lower level restrooms, and the ceiling grid.
The sprinkler line has also been installed, and the work has passed the mandated pressure test and city inspection.
Final site work, including concrete sidewalks, curbs, asphalt, installation of fencing and final grading, should be completed in August.
For updates on the University Heights Library renovation, visit www.heightslibrary.org.
Sheryl Banks is the marketing and community relations manager for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library System.