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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kerrville City Hall to move to Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital site.

Today's headline in the Kerrville Daily Times reads "Architect hired for downtown city hall," and the story that follows reports, after a contentious council meeting last evening, where citizens voiced their opinions pro and con about the proposed move, the Kerrville City Council voted to accept the land from the Cailloux Foundation.  They also approved a contract with local architect Peter Lewis to design the new city hall.
In an effort to provide up-to-date information about this issue (and without taking a side in the continuing controversy), I'll repost here some concept drawings prepared by Lewis for the Cailloux Foundation several months ago.  These drawings are to show a concept only, and the final building may well look quite different from these drawings.
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In addition, my friend Aaron Yates has posted a video of the December Kerrville City Council meeting where the Cailloux Foundation originally offered the land to the City.  To see the video, click here.

For more information about Joe's book, please click here.

2 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful gift to Kerrville.

    Joe, why are some people against this project?

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  2. It was my hope that it would be used for a park like environment where the week end bizarre's could be held but no overpowering building to block the view of the historic buildings....this seems to be a palatable compromise. But I hate the sky bridge...please say its going....it look nothing like the one on the drawings...its not like its so busy downtown that people cant cross the street....its not worth the expense of a new one and the old one is ugly.

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