An entertainment facility in the Depot District, Lubbock, Texas
Profera, Louis Vito
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It is the intent here to develop and design an entertainment facility in corresp)ondence with the significant residuals of the existing built environment using classical architectural design principles in the alien sub-culture of the night club. The City of Lubbock, Texas has established a safe haven for entertainment establishments to flourish in the depot district. The purpose of the Urban Design Team is to help the Depot District create a unique entertainment district at the southwest comer of the downtown area and make it a major attraction for local, convention and tourism activities. IncorpKDrating existing historic structures with new construction on four adjacent lots will allow the development of an entertainment facility with the purpose of dancing, drinking, and socializing. In addition, the design of adequate parking facilities ac^acent to the site will be accomplished with a direct relationship to the facility. The site as a whole encompasses approximately 19,500 square feet of space. It will be suggested that the facility fill the site with the addition of a second floor. With proper attention given to the facades of the existing structures, the matching of roof lines will provide adequate clearance between floors of the new facility. Parking will be provided on 32,500 square feet directly across the alley of the facility. The intention of this program is to design a facility that can legally occupy 2000+ customers. As stated earlier, the chosen site is situated in the Depot District, an addition to and boarder of downtown Lubbock, Texas. Contextually, the "new" District is an attempt to revitalize a formally depressed industrial/manufacturing district into a pedestrian fllled area offering various venues. There has been no new construction within the District, although recycling of historic buildings has occurred within the last five years. Original construction dates back to the 1930's and spans into the 60's. VWth the recent arrival of Interstate 27, the Depot District has become easily accessible to most of Lubbock.