LDS HELOTES Helotes, Texas
The LDS Church owned a seven acre parcel in far northwest Bexar County for several years that had not been developed due to slower than anticipated membership growth. Eventually, membership growth did merit a new facility at this location and Acuform was engaged for design and construction services. The project included a 16,500 sq. ft. meetinghouse, a pavilion, parking, and some recreational areas. The project also included the extension of all utilities and a rather complicated storm drainage system.
The triangular-shaped property surrounded on all three sides by roadways was not particularly conducive to development, however we did buffer the site with fences and landscaping. We were also challenged by the stake president to rearrange the parking to accommodate a large recreational soccer field in this triangular property. Careful consideration was given to the storm water collection and site discharge on this relatively flat site at the foot of a hill. Drought tolerant plant materials were chosen and placed to complement the building’s custom stone exterior.