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Our Congregation’s Master Planning Crescendo Builds! Meeting this Sunday, Oct. 2

[written by Barbara]

Wow – it seems like all of a sudden there is a lot going on in master planning. Constantly updated drawings and plans are everywhere! With collaborative input from much of the congregation our architect, Jeff Gold, has made great headway in visualizing a “new improved UUSS.”
The main areas of development in this plan are:

  • – Sanctuary/Social Hall – increasing seating capacity, comprehensive remodeling including a new heating and air conditioning system, substantive remodeling of the kitchen, structurally reinforcing the building to current codes, a fire sprinkler system, and adding support spaces (storage, bathrooms, etc.)
  • – Offices – adding and consolidating office space that includes a reception/greeting area
  • – RE – remodeling and expansion
  • – Parking – reconfiguration and renovation of the entire parking/vehicle circulation area
  • – Grounds and Garden – new landscaping and upgrades for the grounds and streetside appearance (includes a shade cover for the patio, a labyrinth, new entry courtyard, and covered walkway between RE and the Social Hall)
  • – New multi-purpose room with seating capacity for 125 and a new ‘welcome hall’ joined to existing Social Hall
  • – ‘Green’ construction methods
  • – Compliance with current codes for the entire campus

You are invited to attend as Jeff gives a presentation of the plan on October 2nd after the 11:15 AM service.  Childcare and food will be available.
A handout of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers will be available at the meeting as well as on the preceding Sunday (and on our website).
This will be a great opportunity for discussion, and will provide an informational foundation for the Congregational Meeting on October 16th, when we will be asking the congregation for a formal ‘vote of confidence’ about the direction the master plan is taking, and for approval to make a lot line adjustment.
Additional information is available on our website. Also, check out the updates on our Master Planning team’s weblog : PlanItUUrth.wordpress.com.

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