The Building Committee is in charge of our New Fellowship Hall and Affordable Housing project. Please contact the church office with any questions.
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View the architect's preliminary renderings along with updated segments of the building plans here.
At the annual congregational meeting, the architect and the Building Committee presented the latest information on the project. In order to better navigate the city's regulatory process, the project was split in two, meaning the first building project will be that of a new Fellowship Hall and the second project will be that of an Apartment Building, which will require further neighborhood review and permitting. This allows the congregation to begin work on the Fellowship Hall project much sooner.
The Building Committee also presented the idea of converting Room 2 in Luther Hall into a "warming kitchen" which would be used for making coffee, warming foods and food storage during demolition and construction.
The Building Committee also presented two resolutions, which the Church Council supported. The first resolution was to move forward with the final plans and permitting process of the Fellowship Hall building, and the second resolution was to move forward with the plans, permitting and neighborhood review process for the Apartment Building. Both resolutions passed. Barring any other issues, demolition of the current Fellowship Hall and construction of the new fellowship hall building should begin mid-2019.
Over the last three months we did a parking study of the daily use of our church campus parking. While we currently have less parking spaces than local ordinances require, our parking lot is not used to full capacity. The findings have been given to the city for further review. The city is enforcing parking regulations for all new building projects.
Our Building Committee members met with a representative from the architect to go over updates to some of the plans, specifically the kitchen. You can see the new kitchen plans here. We are still waiting to hear back from the city on the permitting process since the church already has a conditional use permit for a previously planned project.
Utility Markouts were made.
Geological Survey performed.
Meeting with architect. Congregation voted to go ahead with project, and begin work on permitting and submitting initial plans to the city.
What's happening next:
Building Committee will continue to meet to discuss next steps in the project.