The strip mall, located at 1102 South Austin Avenue, (see map below) is being considered by the City and developers as the location for the New CVS Drug Store. The building located just south of Golden Chick, on the same side of the street, would undergo some major changes.
The proposed new drug store’s exterior design would feature black shade awnings, a large heart instead of the company logo, more subtle branding that usual, a single entrance facing South Austin Avenue, and a 28′ tower affixed to the front of the building.
There would be room for 28 parking spots and 23 more behind Golden Chick.
HARC, Georgetown’s Historical and Architectural Review Commission, makes sure any new construction or alterations to the exterior of buildings in Georgetown’s Historic District stay true to the story of Georgetown’s unique history.
Developers for the new CVS presented to HARC on January 28th, 2018 for conceptual feedback. The response was overwhelmingly positive.
~from the Sun
Georgetown has Five Basic Preservation Principles:
*Respect the historic design character of the building.
*Seek uses that are compatible with the historic character of the building.
*Protect and maintain significant features and stylistic elements.
*Preserve key, character-defining features of the property.
*Repair deteriorated historic features, and replace only those elements that cannot be repaired. ~from the City