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Preliminary Evaluation Criteria


Definition of Preliminary Evaluation Criteria

  • Program suitability - site /dimension suitable for optimal library configuration
  • Parcel size - ability to accommodate 90 - 100,000sf and parking
  • Accessibility - distance to MBTA and bus
  • Centrality - relationship to population and card holder density
  • Availability - ownership and/or market availability
  • Civic heart - potential for "civic success"

Additional Evaluation Factors

  • Utilities/ availability
  • Soils/Environmental
  • Regulatory constraints
  • "Sustainability" - safety, evening use, multiple access
  • Parking - on -site/off site
  • Costs - construction premiums

- acquisition

- relocation

- operating premiums

- parking premiums