Help redesign the Nashua Public Library Plaza

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NASHUA, NH–The City of Nashua is looking to renovate the Nashua Public Library Plaza in preparation for the library’s 50th anniversary in 2021. The public is invited to view plans and offer feedback on Thursday, May 23, at 6 pm in the Chandler Wing at the Nashua Public Library.

CRJA has been selected by the City of Nashua and the library board of trustees to design an innovative renovation for the multilevel plaza area between the library building and the adjacent city-owned building at 14 Court Street.

This space has physically shifted and settled since its original design and does not function in a way that best serves the community. The goal is to make this “Space Between” a key public space that functions to serve the library and the community in the heart of Nashua’s downtown. The plan should include elements that improve the aesthetics of this area and provide an inviting space for outdoor performances and other active programming.  Of particular importance are energy efficient lighting solutions, easily maintained landscaping, space for public art, ADA compliant grading for all walkways, convenient access to power for performances and events, and water to sustain landscaping installations.

Once implemented, the courtyard will provide a quality, cost-effective, and low-maintenance beautiful outdoor space for the community to enjoy through daily active programming of events and activities. The plan should provide improved public safety; highlight the connectivity from parking areas, between buildings, and to the riverfront walking paths; and provide active outdoor passive recreation and event space.

If you are unable to attend the May 23 meeting, you may view the plans online at nashualibrary.org/news/plaza-renovation-project and submit your feedback via email to the library director at jennifer.mccormack@nashualibrary.org