On display at the Appreciation Dinner last Friday night, we showed 6 prints of the model of our new church building. We discussed how it will all fit together. [To review: the Parish Hall, kitchen, classrooms, restrooms and storage area are located under the Sanctuary. … read more.
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We see light at the end of the tunnel… !
The Board and Building Team have agreed that the new design changes will adequately fulfill the needs of our congregation, within our building budget.
In the new design, the parish hall, kitchen, classrooms, restrooms, and storage space … read more.
Recently, our architect Peter Marren and builder Eugene Burger met to consider alternative options, including usable space under the Sanctuary, due to budget concerns.
The new design recommendations will include: building a beautiful Sanctuary building (unchanged from the earlier proposal); and an entry pavilion that will function … read more.
We acknowledge (and even celebrate) that each time we have had the opportunity to meet with a Town Agency (including Historic Preservation, Architectural Review, Planning Board) everyone has been extremely supportive of the design, and encouraging of the project.
After Eugene Burger has received the sub-contractor actual … read more.
Cost of Rebuilding the Church / 2nd (Hard Cost) Estimates
Eugene and Ann Burger (Contractor/Builder) suggested that, with some modest changes and careful detailing, and through a competitive bidding process (after the Construction Drawings are completed), they could buy “our current project” (without major re-design) for $2.5-$2.6M. That cost includes … read more.
We have completed the following required applications/meetings of the Town of Southold Planning Department and Planning Board:
Stacy Paetzel (Landscape Architect/Site Planner) submitted Permit Drawings (Site Plan, Grading and Drainage Plan, Landscape Plan and Lighting Plan; and the Long Form Environmental Assessment application). All were accepted.
Architect Peter Marren met … read more.
On Monday, Sept. 10th, the Town of Southold Planning Board approved our plans. We submitted all the Planning Board permit drawings (Site Plan, Grading & Drainage Plan, Landscaping Plan, and Lighting Plan), as well as the preparation of application forms, and the Long Form Environmental Assessment. All of this was … read more.
Signed, Sealed and Hand-Delivered…
all the documents/drawings requested by the Town Planning Department were re-filed
at Planning, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Planning Department Application was originally submitted in November 2017.)
Our architect, Peter Marren, and builder, Eugene Burger, are working together on the updated, comprehensive cost estimates. The Building Team (BT) … read more.
Awaiting Planning Board final approval.
Working with Burger Construction on updated cost estimates (not the final costs).
Resolving final matters before moving ahead with final Construction Documents to build our new church.
Irene Stewart, Building Team Chair
Just to mention a few things that are (currently) happening…
After a 7-month delay, the Town of Southold Planning Board has issued a list of additional requirements they need before we can meet with the Planning Board members.
A 4-page report of technical information/site plan drawings will include: (outside) lighting design, … read more.