Building Expansion Project
We are thrilled to tell you that a capital campaign based on architect Kay Onwukwe’s design plan was unanimously approved at the congregational meeting on Sunday, March 9!
You can access the presentation to the meeting by John Foreman on behalf of the building committee here:
This report contains a summary of financial assumptions, a review of the design features, and an explanation of the cost estimates. You can also access the brief video showing a 3-D rendering of how the design fits on our existing property here (this video is also include in the presentation file):
You can see the history of the Building Expansion project along with associated documents here:
For information about the capital campaign, click here:
Frequently Asked Questions about the Building Expansion Project:
When will the construction begin? We are not yet sure. When the pledging period of our capital campaign is over on May 19, we will assess how much money we can collect early in the three year process versus over the course of the three year collection, and also, how much we might be able to borrow in the form of a bridge loan. We also have to seek some code variances from Orange Township. These factors and our builder’s schedule will determine the date of construction. At this point, a guess would be April 2020, although earlier and later are still very much possibilities at this point.
Whether or not the sanctuary would be used during the renovation and expansion? Yes, the sanctuary will remain in use during construction. Our architect and builder are planning very carefully to ensure minimal disruption to our congregational routines.
In what ways will the new building be ADA compliant?
The building will be fully complaint, from restrooms, to the new main entrance, and to more subtle interior accommodations, such as ramp access to the pulpit area.
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