Monday, April 12, 2010

Clark planning team seeking input on brick color

Hyde Park residents are being asked to voice their opinions on what color of brick should be used for the exterior of the new $18.4 million Clark Montessori School at 3030 Erie Avenue.

In a meeting earlier this month, representatives from the school's planning team, Hyde Park Neighborhood Council (HPNC), and project architect glaserworks looked at three color schemes – two using gray brick blends and one a blend of red and brown brick.

Attendees discussed the desire to have the building work as a backdrop for the landscaping, keeping its design muted, subtle, and compatible with its natural surroundings.

Glaserworks has posted a comparison of the various styles on its website (PDF).

Comments must be made by tomorrow and can be sent to HPNC Communications Secretary Carl Uebelacker or via the "Contact Us" section of the HPNC website. Please include your full name and address to verify that you are an immediate neighbor of the school or a Hyde Park resident.

The new 102,000-square-foot community learning center, serving grades 7-12, will be built to LEED Silver standards and will include rain gardens and a green roof made of self-sustaining plants.

The former Clark Montessori School was razed in April 2009.

Previous reading on BC:
Schematic designs for Clark Montessori on display Tuesday (5/12/08)
Meeting to discuss future of Clark (2/7/08)
Clark Montessori meeting tonight (10/3/07)