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Restrooms top PEDC agenda




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March 14, 2012 | 1,457 views | Post a comment

POTH -- Continuing its efforts to beautify the city park, the Poth Economic Development Corp. (PEDC) board has reviewed four different designs for restrooms presented to the board by architecture students from the University of Texas at San Antonio; this took place during the PEDC’s March 5 meeting.

The students, who had been divided into teams, provided scale models, as well as two-dimensional plans, to give the board an accurate representation of the aesthetics and functionality of each structure.

While retaining unique approaches, all designs had the theme of environmental sustainability. To maintain the landscape around the restrooms, several of the groups offered suggestions for drought-tolerant plants that would work well in the local environment.

All four designs sought to utilize positioning as a means for efficiency, such as the use of breezes to make the facilities more comfortable in the hot summer months. Several even contained sloped designs to allow water to flow out of the back to make cleaning easier.

Board members Chrystal Eckel, Gene Maeckel, Jennifer Pruski, and new member Richard Harris questioned the students about proposed construction materials and the feasibility of construction.

As this was only a presentation, no action was taken. The board will review the matter during its April meeting.

Members of the public can view the models and plans at City Hall.
 

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