Commissioners criticize senior center design

December 21, 1993

Carroll commissioners said yesterday they would like the architects of a new Westminster Senior Center to make some changes in the building design.

Design plans for the $3.3 million center, located off Bishop Street near Carroll County General Hospital, are 70 percent finished, Chief of Building Construction Tom Rio said. The building is scheduled to open in spring 1995.

The 27,700-square-foot building will house Bureau of Aging offices, craft rooms and a dining room for seniors and multipurpose rooms and classrooms for public use.

The architects, Colimore-Clarke Associates Inc. of Baltimore, designed the three sections to look different from the outside of the building.

Commissioner Julia W. Gouge said the design made it appear that the three sections had been built at different times. She suggested all sections should look alike.

Commissioners Donald I. Dell and Elmer C. Lippy agreed a more cohesive look would be better. Mr. Rio said he would pass their comments to the architects.

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