GALVESTON

Architects laid out a new concept for a future Stewart Beach pavilion Tuesday after getting community critiques of an earlier proposal and changing some of the materials and design features to deal with the island’s harsh environment.

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Steve Fouga

This design appears to provide an opportunity for showers at beach level, which is GREAT! Showers in a locker-room environment are fine, but I think a lot of beachgoers would just like to rinse off, jump in their vehicles, and leave. Or maybe that's just me... [cool]

As for the building itself, it looks nice, but that's a lot of glass to clean. Also, isn't the existing foundation still usable? And if so, shouldn't it be used?

Gonzalo Gonzalez

At least they appear to have dropped the nonsense about I-45 ending at the beach as some sort of legendary road culminating in the sandy beaches of Galveston.

Alas, the main association with I-45 seems to be the many disappearances and murders that have occurred over the years.

Ana Draa

I’m really curious, why didn’t they use a local architect who understands the unique nature of our island?? Is you want to promote the island, support the island!

George Lee

This rendering is more realistic than the previous one. The oversized awning for the welcome center while "attractive" will serve as a great big kite during a hurricane if not engineered correctly. Do these architects have a Texas windstorm certified engineer on their team?
The Park Board's quest to monetize all their projects - including the East End Lagoon which should be left as a nature intended - is questionable. Is the mission PB's mission to build "restaurants"?

Lisa Blair

Hold on! Is this proposed to be built "on the beach"? Like Porretto Beach? I thought that would be The End of the World. Lol!

Charlotte O'rourke

I’m glad the drainage issue is being addressed as well as a new pavilion. I like the split concept buildings.

Overall, the beach and seawall as well as the city are looking better with more improvements than I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.

Good job! Keep up the excellent work!

I posted comments on old and newest design.

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