Thursday, June 16, 2011

A first peek at "Peterson Plaza"

Tonight the plans for "Peterson Plaza" were unveiled by the Cailloux Foundation, showing the future development of the site of the former Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital.  Here are the images shared with the group at the presentation.  Representatives from the architectural firm, Peter Lewis and Associates, the landscape architect, Rialto Studio, and the builder, Huser Construction, all made short talks to the audience.  The event was held at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center.
I know this project has been controversial, and I respect those who have questioned it.  But I've got to say, I like the idea.  I think it's a lot better than a vacant lot -- or a deteriorating, empty hospital.  People for years have wanted the downtown area revitalized.  I think this, coupled with the Schreiner Building renovations, is a big step in that direction.
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  1. I think it's great! That being said, I have done no research on how this will be paid for or for that matter if there is a real need for the building. Anything just about, is better than an empty lot though. What im most impressed with are the seemingly real photos of the plaza already built!

  2. I like the Peterson Plaza very much. I give it an A+.

  3. I'm excited about this. It's not worked out exactly as I had hoped, but I'm grateful for the leadership that is finally moving the project forward. Thank you, City of Kerrville and Cailloux family!

  4. I like it the park idea. Not sure I like moving City Hall and building a real nice office, since my inner Libertarian thinks Government buildings should be metal buildings on cheap land...

    But all in all- it is a good use. And there will ALWAYS be enough parking in that area now.


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