Sunday’s the deadline for giving the city of West University some honest feedback on which of 3 proposedÂ park layouts you think would best flatterÂ this residential lot atÂ 6446 Sewanee Ave. — along withÂ any specific details you likeÂ about the other 2 options. The home’sÂ former owner, architect James M. Hughes, passed away just over a year ago; Hughes bequeathed the property and some fundsÂ to West University for conversion into Jennie Elizabeth Hughes ParkÂ (named after his mother, who bought the empty lot back in 1928).
Option A of the choices highlights the corner lot’s timeÂ as a residence byÂ addingÂ a rocking-chaired, freestanding front porch as an entryway (though of a totally different design from the existing front porch). That option wouldÂ 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 aÂ 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:Â
West U residents can send in feedback and comments on the designs by email to myparksÂ [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:Â White Oak StudioÂ (renderings and site plans); City of West University (photos of 6446 Sewanee Ave.)