LDS TALLEY ROAD San Antonio, Texas
When the Church of Latter-Day Saints engaged Acuform for assistance with finding a suitable parcel in the burgeoning area of far west Bexar County, options were few and far between. Local church leaders found a beautiful, heavily wooded site that they had to have for their new building. The new religious worship facility included a chapel, cultural center, offices, and classrooms. The site also included an 1,800 sq. ft. pavilion, a storage annex, and approximately 200 parking spaces.
Working closely with the landscape architect, we maintained the natural character of the site by preserving as many trees as possible; much of the site was left in its natural state. We selected native plant materials and rock mulch to complement the stucco and natural stone accents on the building. Construction work for this greenfield development included extensive off-site improvements of roadway construction and a water main extension. The, higher than normal, costs were anticipated though and the final construction costs were 4% less than our estimated costs of construction. Despite the very unique site challenges and the uncommon application of natural stone, ecclesiastical leaders from Salt Lake City have deemed this as one of the most beautiful facilities owned by the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Acuform has been engaged for subsequent work by the LDS Church.