Originally Posted by JR_xox
Moffat Station is going to be retained and incorporated into the building function, yes.
The exterior will be restored, incluing the pommel globes up on the roof line.
It's supposed to become a Great Room/Library for the senior residents of the facility. On either side of this great room will be a private courtyard and the north side ties into a main building corridor.
Well aside from being sad it will not be a more public structure, I'm glad they are keeping the building and doing, more or less, as I want. Franco is pleased.
Courtyards should surround the structure in its entirety, IMO. Don't overwhelm the building with an attaching 'corridor', unless it's only a small, single-story 'connector' of sorts that terminates right outside or at the entrance. I have horrid visions of the building being 'attached' to the new structure like some sort of appendage. Hopefully that vision doesn't come true.
I also hope, despite the initial plans, Balfour considers opening the building up to the public as the same function. A library/book lounge with a coffee shop a-la a cool and mini 'Tattered Cover' would be a real hit for that area, IMO. Allow the residents of the area to mingle, be them young or old. If they are worried about security, just keep a gate with keycard access or something to separate the private, inner courtyard and access corridor from the public courtyards immediately surrounding the library/lounge.