Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Heights Branch Could Have A New Home

For 60 years, the Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Heights Branch has been a part of the Greenbrier Commons. The Parma Heights library could have a new home in the near future, still within Greenbrier Commons.

In January 2022, the City of Parma Heights applied for a grant from the Cuyahoga County Land Bank to cover the cost of demolition of the old NEO Soccer facility. The building had been vacant for years and it would have cost twice as much to rehab the building, as opposed to tearing it down. The city was eventually awarded grant funding which covered the cost of the entire demolition.

The city reached out to the Cuyahoga County Public Library to offer the NEO Soccer site as an opportunity to build a new library. The timing was perfect, CCPL liked the site as it would provide an option to build a new library within the Greenbrier Commons. A recent assessment of the current Parma Heights Library indicated the need for $1.6 million in repairs and upgrades. The Cuyahoga County Public Library system has recently opened a new branch in Bay Village and has another one planned for Brooklyn. Parma Heights could be next! Last month, the CCPL Board of Trustees approved design services for the Parma Heights library. 

During 2022, the Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Heights Branch had a 40% increase in foot traffic and 20% uptick in guests checking items out. With a new and updated library, opportunities would increase for more programming and events.

Since the original conversations, the NEO Soccer facility has been torn down. The current library, owned by the City of Parma Heights, sits on a third of an acre and the NEO Soccer facility is three acres. The additional acreage would allow for the new library, more parking as well as complement the Cassidy Theatre and connector trails to Cleveland Metroparks. It would still give a neighborhood and community feel to the library within the Greenbrier Commons.

If all goes well, the CCPL could release designs in 2023 and potentially break ground by the end of the year. We are looking forward to this exciting project in our community.


Parma Heights – Community Grows Here.

Marie Gallo

Marie Gallo is the Mayor of Parma Heights

Volume 15, Issue 4, Posted 12:13 PM, 04.01.2023