Building Committee Snapshots
Each time the Building Committee meets a snapshot of that meeting will be added to this page. This is provided to keep the congregation informed of the progress we are making for our new building project.
Bi weekly meetings have occurred between August and September. These meetings were to make any final changes in the design (which is still preliminary). We also discussed how we would prepare a presentation to the congregation. We gathered all questions that the Building Committee had received. These questions were reviewed by the Committee from different church groups and from prior church projects and organized in a logical manor.
We also reviewed a potential CD presentation with a design group who was to prepare a presentation for the Congregation. Then we prepared a script that would be presented with the CD. A list was prepared to compile all questions in the same place. These presentations start on October 14th .
We have met with the Location and Building Committee and presented the preliminary proposal. They approved our current proposal which allows us to move forward. The next step is to conclude our small group presentations and present it to the entire group on or about November 4th. A tentative schedule has been prepared through the period when we will start construction.
Final preliminary plans were presented by the architects. Minor modifications were made. Marc Engle,
Vision Team representative commented that the plan seemed to encompass the issues raised by the
Vision Team of safety/security, handicapped accessibility and a central gathering area. The gathering
area will seat 255 people with chairs or 15 tables with 6 to 8 people per table (80-120 people). Other
areas include a small kitchen, meeting rooms, reception area, covered access, a second level over part of
the gathering area and large elevator that will access all levels. The schematics are basically done. Then
the next step we will need to figure financing. After this we will present it to the district board of
Buildings and Location. A DVD video will be prepared for small group meetings with schematics
included. Small group meetings will occur to present the project to the congregation. After this we will
have a congregational meeting. Architects will prepare construction drawings and begin the bid process.
Construction could begin early June 2019.
July 23. 2018
We reviewed preliminary plans with architects in 3-D format. Suggested further revisions to move stairs
in Gathering Space and make a hall between Education building and Gathering Space for access to
cemetery for caskets. Discussed moving garden area. Two options are possible. This will likely be the
final plan revision. Once the Building Committee approves the plans, the next step will be to submit a
request to the Board of Church Location and Building. This is a big step and we want to make sure it is
correct. The Vision Team has provided us with guidance and their conclusions have helped steer the
Building Committee to meet these goals.
July 9, 2018
Architects submitted revised drawings after our last meeting. Plans include revised square footage, moving main gathering space so it is visible from sanctuary entry. Current layout calls for 11,000 plus sq. ft. A single hospital size elevator for access to all levels. Small kitchen and meeting room off gathering space. Drop off will be double wide drive through. Small modifications to drawings need to be made for access to cemetery from sanctuary. Progress is being made on the design and hopefully will be completed soon.
June 4, 2018
Architects submitted drawings for parking lot designated space and layout included drop off location
and design. Two separate building layouts were presented with from 8,500 to 10,500 feet and both one
story and two story versions. They both contain designs that match suggestions from the Vision
Committee. The Building Committee made numerous suggestions and the Architects will incorporate
these in the next drawings. They will utilize our comments and suggestions. The current drawings are
very preliminary. These will not be shared until we get to a more completed stage.
April 11, 2018
The Architects submitted specs to identify how many people can be included in a meeting in a given
space and this would match the designated use. Example: How many people could fit in a room while
standing, sitting in chairs and sitting at a table. This would be based on how the room would be used
and amount of space available. This gave us a perspective on how many persons would fit in a
March 11, 2018
Peterson/Gordan were selected as our architects and approved by Church Council. Other church
projects they have worked on are Shady Grove Wesleyan, Mount Tabor United Methodist and other
churches and businesses throughout North Carolina. Visit their website at http://petersongordan.com
for further information.
Congregational meeting to discuss change in proposed building plans and changes in scope of overall
projects. It incorporates the churches desire to focus on the needs of our church and the resources we
want to have in place before we commit to construction. The desire is to adequately manage our needs
and better utilize our resources. See separate document on Congregational Meeting.