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Texas Parks & Wildlife Goliad State Park & Historic Site – Custodian’s Cottage Renovation & Adaptive Re-use to Visitor Center – Goliad, Texas

Owner: Texas Parks & Wildlife
Contact Person: Laura Hernandez | Ford, Powell & Carson, Inc.
Current Phone Number: (210) 226‐1246
Date Completed: Under Construction
Final Cost: $900,000
Project Description:

Rich in Texas history, The Goliad State Park complex is located on the San Antonio River and is where the refurnished Spanish Colonial Era Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga is located. Built in 1937, the custodian’s cottage was one of the first permanent structures completed at the site. Built by hand, the cottage is a one and a half story Spanish Mission Revival-style residence and was erected by the Civilian Conservation Corp. The intent of this project is to adapt and restore the cottage to serve as a new visitor’s center for the projects that run along the El Camino Real Trail (Goliad Custodian’s Cottage, Mission Rosario, Mission Tejas, & McKinny Falls – currently under construction). The MEP team is providing upgrades to the existing systems while maintaining any historical elements such as original light fixtures.

The adaptive reuse of the adjacent original tool storage shed will accommodate new public restrooms which require new HVAC systems, electrical service and plumbing.

Jose I. Guerra, Inc. is also currently working on McKinney Falls and Mission Rosario renovation projects.

The Civil team is providing design services for a new paved driveway, a parking lot including ADA accessible parking and walks, a new sewer connection to the City sanitary system, and grading and drainage design for the restoration of the plaza patio that is part of the custodian’s cottage.

Services Provided:

Jose I. Guerra, Inc. provided complete civil and MEP engineering design and construction administration services.

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