The strip mall, located at 1102 South Austin Avenue, (see map below) has been approved by HARC, at their meeting on 2/22, 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 and more subtle branding that usual.
There would be room for 28 parking spots and 23 more behind Golden Chick.
Other approvals include two signs with white background and red hearts and two entrances on the southeast corner (one facing south and one facing east). Also, There is a Georgetown specific mural in the works for the side of the building facing University Ave. ~from the Sun
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.
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