Residents Committee #5

Date: August 9th, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Location: UTSA Westside Community Center

Number of Attendees: 28 Attendees

Design Options

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In the fifth resident committee meeting, Able City and Alamo Architects, reviewed the project's design challenges and community priorities to help the residents understand what drove the four design options. We talked about the flood plain, today's housing demand, and community feedback we have heard in the past months. 

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After the quick overview of the project, Able City and Alamo Architects presented the four design options to the residents. After presenting each options, we set some time aside to hear questions and comments from the residents. 

Design Options 
1. Maintain the Street
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  • Preserves all existing buildings along the streets.

  • Buildings within the courtyards are 3 stories.

  • New small park/playground at every interior courtyard.

  • New Community Center anchors new creekside park.

2. Preserve the Core
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  • Preserves the central core of the neighborhood.

  • Higher intensity new buildings along creek.

  • Small park at every courtyard, larger park near creek.

  • New Community Center and new buildings along Brazos St.
     

3. Maintain Height + Streetscape
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  • Preserves most existing buildings along the streets. 

  • New construction is limited to two-stories.

  • Add 23 additional public housing homes (total 600).

  • New community center anchors new creekside park.
     

4. Maximize Green Space
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  • Preserves most of the existing buildings along the streets.

  • Adds 58 additional public housing homes (total 625).

  • New large park/playground at every interior courtyard.

  • New Community Center anchors new large creekside park.
     

After presenting each options, we set some time aside to hear questions and feedback from the residents about the design options. We were very curious to hear what they had to say about the design options! 

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Here were some key words from the Residents during our discussion...
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