Beginning with a staff survey prepared by Waldon Studio Architects, and a kickoff meeting with the full design/construction team on January 17, 2017, the design of our Spring Garden campus has commenced! The Building Committee together with Waldon Studio and Funk Construction will be meeting approximately every 3 weeks to share information and review design progress together with real time pricing of the design. Concurrently, Dawood Engineering will work with our team on the land development design and begin to lay out our 25 acre campus in detail. The pace of our design work is aggressive, and our Building Teams will be called upon by our architect to participate as the year progresses. Our anticipated timeline for the total project is detailed below.
Several key dates to look forward to this year are completion of the Master Plan for our new site and facility by Memorial Day, and an initial congregational vote on our preliminary design and budget in September. Along the way the Building Committee will be holding periodic Sunday morning information sessions to give progress reports along with time for Q&A. These 60 minute sessions will be held at 945AM in the Sanctuary and again at 1100AM in the MPR. Watch the bulletin, pre-worship announcements and mid-week minute emails for schedules of these info sessions. Fasten your seatbelts everyone – its going to be an exciting and fast-paced year as we design for our future!!
ANTICIPATED TIMELINE TO BUILD SPRING GARDEN CAMPUS
November 22, 2016 – Hired Waldon Studio Architects, Arthur Funk and Sons Construction Services and Dawood Engineering (civil engineers)
December 13, 2016 – Settlement on Smith Farm property
January – May 2017 – Building committee and building teams work with architects and building contractors to complete master plan
April 2017 – Based on Capital Campaign 1 commitments, project budget is established
June – September 2017 – Land development and schematic building design
September 2017 – Congregational vote #1 on preliminary design & budget
October – December 2017– Complete design development, detailed design & final costs
January 2018 – Congregational vote #2 on final design and budget
February 2018 – File for building permit
May 2018 – Construction begins
Fall 2019 – CUMC relocates to Spring Garden Campus
2021-2023 – Capital Campaign 2