Bexley residents can provide input on expansion plans for Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N. Parkview Ave., during public workshops at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, and June 19 at Bexley City Hall, 2242 E. Main St.

The Jeffrey Mansion Master Plan Refresh Committee convened in April to update the 2008 Jeffrey Mansion master plan before an expansion that the city and the Bexley Community Foundation announced last fall moves forward. The committee included eight Bexley residents who have been working with Columbus-based consulting firm Schooley Caldwell to determine the best use for the Jeffrey Mansion's facilities before the planned expansion gets underway.

At the public workshops, "Schooley Caldwell will be presenting conceptual designs for the building and the site plan for the area around the building," said Michael Price, Bexley recreation director.

The expansion is estimated to cost $1.5 million to $2 million, with the community foundation committed to raising $1 million. The project will involve enclosing the atrium with a glass ceiling, creating more space for programming, including preschool and summer camps, Price said.

The final plan will go for approval before the city's Recreation Board and Bexley City Council. For more information, visit