Plans get closer for new Guadalupe County Veterans Outreach Center

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

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Seguin, TX, USA / Seguin Today

Cindy Aguirre

(Seguin) -即将成为瓜达卢佩县新退伍军人服务中心的色彩方案和景观规划现在正式进入了规划阶段. 周二,瓜达卢佩县专员法庭的成员分享了项目概述. 在这个备受讨论的改造项目中,带来最新成果的是建筑师团队成员, The Thorn Group.

The group shared renderings on the future look of the new Veterans Outreach Center. 该县正在考虑将老Reitman医院和Weinert街上的前Head Start建筑改造成新的治疗和服务空间,为该地区的退伍军人提供服务.

瓜达卢佩县法官凯尔·库彻(Kyle Kutscher)也对这座翻新建筑的潜在设计印象深刻.

“The building really has turned out just really lovely. It’s not very pretty right now – you know, an old county hospital that’s been used for different purposes over the years, needs a lot of attention but at the same time, 正如明升在线多年来一直谈论的那样——我认为这是对它的完美利用,我必须感谢这里的整个法庭一直以来对推动这项工作的支持. 你知道,这座建筑的这种用途,不仅对瓜达卢佩县的退伍军人,而且对整个地区的退伍军人都有好处, coupled with expanded veteran service office resources at the Riedel building which is the service center in Schertz where we have a very dense population of veterans but also have closer proximity to resources in San Antonio — I think what we are doing here is going to set the stage for other places around the state to say ‘this is the right way to do it. 这是为那些需要在不同时间获得不同类型帮助的人提供更好、更有效的服务的方法.“我认为这将是一个非常受欢迎的地方,即使人们不一定需要什么东西, 他们仍然会觉得来这里花时间和访问是受欢迎的,这就是重点. So, I think it’s shaping up great,” said Kutscher.

建筑内部将允许指定的服务和一个灵活的空间区,那里的天空是限制,可能吸引其他外部合作伙伴,也可以为该地区的老兵服务,如作为潜在的咖啡或小吃吧运营商.

郡专员Pct在建筑的外部加入进来,建筑师试图保护其历史完整性, 3 Michael Carpenter.

“我很感激你考虑附近,这个坐落在建筑以及周围的建筑,指出它是装饰艺术时期,试图保持没有法律说,当明升在线建立一个建筑公共使用由公共税收的钱支付,它是丑陋的. In fact, 公众会花很多时间在这里,所以不仅要在façade和前面纠正历史错误,而且在建筑内部的好处是纳税人的钱花得很好. So, I appreciate the design very much,” said Carpenter.

County Commissioner Pct. 朱迪·柯普(Judy Cope)也称赞这位建筑师确保了这处房产的每一寸地方,甚至包括外面的那些地方,在设计时都考虑到了这位老兵.
“我认为你做得很好,尤其是在那些偏远地区,很多时候明升在线的退伍军人需要独处,他们可以走出去,坐下来反思,感觉很好, so I appreciate that,” said Cope.

It was this past July, 当县政府决定深入研究这个项目时——这个项目曾被谈论过,但在至少三年的时间里都没有被提及. 库彻说,“这个农村退伍军人服务中心将被安置在县拥有的设施内,基本上是为退伍军人提供一站式服务。.”

At the time, Kutscher stated that veterans travel anywhere from 30 upwards to 50, 60 or even 70 miles from rural locations to go into Audie Murphy, the VA or other places. However, with this county owned facility, 他设想与其他机构建立伙伴关系——作为一个联合的团体,为退伍军人提供多种服务.
Kutscher says although plans for the physical building are already underway, 明升在线仍然有时间听取那些社区团体和潜在捐赠者的建议,他们也想为明升在线的退伍军人投资.

“I went to Veterans Day ceremonies. 我已经联系了几个组织,明升在线会给你(架构师)联系信息. 他们只是想就一些弹性空间和一些他们希望在建筑中看到的服务提供一些反馈. I know I met and talked with Nancy Russell, 明升在线的退伍军人服务办公室官员,你也要做同样的事情——让她来促进一些对话,只是说‘嘿’, what do you want to see in the building? 瓜达卢佩县和本地区的其他老兵组织将得到什么好处? I think if we can get some of those things sured up just a little bit more, I think it seems like we are really really close,” said Kutscher.

It has been recommended that once the design is final, that the county move forward with a competitive sealed proposal for the renovation. This particular procurement method is designed to request proposals, allow the county to rank the offers, 按照合同中的规定进行谈判,然后与总承包商签订合同来完成工作.
Although the county has allocated funds for the project, 库彻说,他希望这位建筑师能在下次会议上提出一个潜在的报价.
The county is hoping to have the newly renovated building open by Veterans Day 2022.

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