We here at the Center are all very excited about the construction of our new facility that will increase our visibility and capacity to serve the community in new and different ways. The process of constructing the new building is finally beginning and we are excited to share an update.
On August 31st, a group of about twenty people met at the Center. Included in this group were Center staff, board members, construction managers, engineers, architects, and green building experts. The meeting was what is called an Eco Charette and is an introductory meeting that includes a wide variety of stakeholders in the building process so that they can begin team-building and brainstorming around sustainability plans for the project. Plans for the new Center currently aim for the the building to be LEED Certified Silver. At the Eco Charette, the team discussed all the different ways to minimize a building’s negative impact on the environment, identified which ones were feasible for the new Center, and began to plan the next steps in the process of creating a Center that benefits the LGBTQ community though high quality programs and services while also being mindful of our responsibility to the planet.
For more information about our new building or how your donation to our Facility Endowment Fund can be matched by The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation, visit Bit.ly/UpAndOutCLE.
For more information, contact our Development Manager, Shae London at SLondon@lgbtcleveland.org or by phone at (216) 651-5428 x 109.