The Christus Foundation for HealthCare appears to be hawking two distinct visions for the family health center it hopes to build at the corner of Fannin and McGowen in Midtown. That’s the same location where the complex that contained the Fu Kim Grand Palace Restaurant was torn down last year. On fundraising materials for the San José Clinic — a charity clinic that currently operates across the street from Minute Maid Park Downtown, and which will move into the new center in Midtown when it’s completed in 2010 — there’s a rendering of what looks like a 3-story stucco Alamo-meets-UT mini-resort building set behind a parking lot.
But the Christus Foundation’s website features something entirely different on its Living the Legacy fundraising page:
There you’ll find smaller images of a sleek, paneled, Modern building that hugs the corner, with an address of 2615 Fannin. It’s likely this represents a more recent design, but the San José Clinic website still features the Alamo version prominently. Maybe it’s a marketing issue: will fundraising for a charity clinic suffer if the design loses its theming?
- Living the Legacy [Christus Foundation]
- A New Health Care Center for Midtown (PDF) [San José Clinic, via HAIF]
- Building the Future [San José Clinic]
- Houston Clinic Wants to Continue Its ‘Legacy’ [MyFox Houston]
- Foundation Clears Midtown Lot, Sets Sights on Emergency Rooms [Swamplot]
Images: Christus Foundation and San José Clinic