Construction on our new addition will begin soon! Our architect, contractor and Building Committee have been hard at work making all sorts of final design decisions, and we’re on schedule to begin construction on Monday, June 10th. Here are some details that will help you prepare:
- Shortly after construction begins, we will close down the drive behind the church and school for the duration of the project. Our contractor will put a chain link fence around that area, and this will serve as the staging area.
- We will also lose a significant amount of our green space, both to the staging area and to site/drainage work. There will be some green space remaining on the north end of the lot, and the playground will remain open. These two areas will not, however be connected for the entire length of the project.
- Early in the construction (July-August 2019), some drainage work will be required in the parking lot in front of the school (i.e. the South Entrance to the church). Some of this lot will need to be closed for approximately a month, but it will be reopened in August before the start of the 2019-20 school year.
- The Parish Picnic and Brewfest will also look a little different this year. We’re still having these events – and they will still be just as much fun! – but we’ll need to make a lot of logistical changes because of the construction. We’ll give you information on these throughout the summer.
- There will be some scheduled shutdowns in electricity, water and heating/cooling, but these shouldn’t have any affect on parish events.
Also, I want to make sure to let you know that our Official Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place after the 12:15pm Mass on Sunday, June 9th. (I was going to add “weather-permitting to that sentence, but I will be out there to get this project started, no matter what the weather is like!)
Just a reminder that construction will last for 14 months, and we expect the new facility to be completed by the end of July 2020. I know that there will be some inconveniences while construction is going on, but it will be well worth it. I thank you in advance for your patience and good humor as we embark on this amazing project. What an exciting time for our parish!