Sunday’s the deadline for giving the city of West University some honest feedback on which of 3 proposed park layouts you think would best flatter this residential lot at 6446 Sewanee Ave. — along with any specific details you like about the other 2 options. The home’s former owner, architect James M. Hughes, passed away just over a year ago; Hughes bequeathed the property and some funds to West University for conversion into Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park (named after his mother, who bought the empty lot back in 1928).
Option A of the choices highlights the corner lot’s time as a residence by adding a rocking-chaired, freestanding front porch as an entryway (though of a totally different design from the existing front porch). That option would also include a partial outline of the house’s foundation:
Option B scraps the porch, but includes a similar grassy knoll, and a more elaborate version of the water feature in the northwest corner:
Option C reshapes the property into a low slope toward Sewanee and Pittsburgh St. It also incorporates a gazebo, perhaps as a nod to the gazebo attached to the back of the existing home:
West U residents can send in feedback and comments on the designs by email to myparks [at] westutx.gov.
- Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park [City of West University]
- Jennie E. Hughes Park Concept Design Options Town Hall Presentation [White Oak Studio/City of West University]
Images: White Oak Studio (renderings and site plans); City of West University (photos of 6446 Sewanee Ave.)