The Winn Room Renovation

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Background

For almost half a century, the Winn Room at the Coronado Public Library has been at the center of free cultural enrichment in Coronado. The space is highly used by nonprofit and other Coronado-based community groups, as well as being the venue for Library programs. It is the only community venue that is available to Coronado groups at no charge and where all events are free to residents.

But the Winn Room is aging. The poor acoustics and sight lines to the stage and limited capacity have hindered the presentation of certain events. Conceptual plans and costs for a new facility have been developed for public review and are now available at the Library. Concepts have been developed to meet the needs of a space that Coronado residents have come to depend on. Residents now have the opportunity to weigh in on “The Winn”. A town hall presentation and Q&A is planned for March 24 but in the meantime, continue reading to learn more about “The Winn,” take a survey and view the concept plans.

Please sign in or register at the top right of this page to take our informal survey. We will use the results to help inform discussion of the concept plans.


Virtual Town Hall - March 24

Coronado residents were invited to weigh in on conceptual plans for The Winn at a Virtual Town Hall meeting held Wednesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. Project architect, Mark Steele, Library Director, Shaun Briley, and City Architect, Jackie Lu, presented the plans and answered resident's questions. See the video recording here or find it in the Videos box to the right. If you would like to submit questions or comments, or take part in the survey, please click on the corresponding tabs below.


Why Remodel The Winn

  • Built in 1973, the room and its technology are outdated and require upgrades.
  • The current space has a low ceiling, which results in poor acoustics and sightlines to the stage and screen, providing a view of the backs of heads to all but the first rows.
  • The existing room capacity is only 114 people, which has resulted in more than one Library event each month reaching capacity.
  • Events have been lost due to room size and condition, and the current space limits opportunities for residents to see high-caliber speakers, concerts, and events at this venue.
  • An improved space would benefit Coronado organizations that use it and provide residents with better cultural arts experiences.

Background

For almost half a century, the Winn Room at the Coronado Public Library has been at the center of free cultural enrichment in Coronado. The space is highly used by nonprofit and other Coronado-based community groups, as well as being the venue for Library programs. It is the only community venue that is available to Coronado groups at no charge and where all events are free to residents.

But the Winn Room is aging. The poor acoustics and sight lines to the stage and limited capacity have hindered the presentation of certain events. Conceptual plans and costs for a new facility have been developed for public review and are now available at the Library. Concepts have been developed to meet the needs of a space that Coronado residents have come to depend on. Residents now have the opportunity to weigh in on “The Winn”. A town hall presentation and Q&A is planned for March 24 but in the meantime, continue reading to learn more about “The Winn,” take a survey and view the concept plans.

Please sign in or register at the top right of this page to take our informal survey. We will use the results to help inform discussion of the concept plans.


Virtual Town Hall - March 24

Coronado residents were invited to weigh in on conceptual plans for The Winn at a Virtual Town Hall meeting held Wednesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. Project architect, Mark Steele, Library Director, Shaun Briley, and City Architect, Jackie Lu, presented the plans and answered resident's questions. See the video recording here or find it in the Videos box to the right. If you would like to submit questions or comments, or take part in the survey, please click on the corresponding tabs below.


Why Remodel The Winn

  • Built in 1973, the room and its technology are outdated and require upgrades.
  • The current space has a low ceiling, which results in poor acoustics and sightlines to the stage and screen, providing a view of the backs of heads to all but the first rows.
  • The existing room capacity is only 114 people, which has resulted in more than one Library event each month reaching capacity.
  • Events have been lost due to room size and condition, and the current space limits opportunities for residents to see high-caliber speakers, concerts, and events at this venue.
  • An improved space would benefit Coronado organizations that use it and provide residents with better cultural arts experiences.
Page last updated: 25 March 2021, 13:00