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Parish Hall Construction

Construction Schedule

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Happy New Year! Construction of our Parish Hall has begun! The contractors arrived on site bright and early Tuesday morning and have begun work. Below is a rough summary of the schedule of work so that we can keep track of progress as we eagerly await a grand opening this fall.


Please note that all of the following are summary descriptions of the work that will be happening and estimates and depend on numerous factors that can cause delays.


PHASE ONE: Preparation and Foundations – January - March



Alas, before we build we must take down. The first steps include clearing the site of 6 trees and some bushes as well as preparing things for the build. This includes installation of both a silt fence and a fence cordoning off a safety zone for construction, which will happen in the first week. After that, the ground will be tested and prepared and the concrete foundation will be poured and finished.


Safety note: No one other than authorized construction personnel is allowed inside the fence of the worksite. Please see our earlier memo about parking and how to enter the church. During this phase we will likely encounter large cement trucks and grading machinery as the ground is prepped and the foundation is poured.


PHASE TWO: Exterior Shell and Roof – March – May


After the foundations cure, erection of the major load bearing elements, exterior walls, and roof will begin, including the windows and brick façade. We should also expect the beginning of the “integration” of the Parish Hall with the existing building, so expect to see construction impact some areas of our current facility.


Safety note: No one other than authorized construction personnel is allowed inside the fence of the worksite. Please see our earlier memo about parking and how to enter the church. This phase will be time when medium cranes are needed to lift the major structural elements into place and materials such as bricks and large lumber pieces will be moving into and around the staging area. Please use extra caution around the construction area.


PHASE THREE: Interior Construction – May – August


At this point, we won’t have to imagine what our Parish Hall will look like from the outside since the shell will be complete, although it won’t be time to gather inside. Construction will largely move indoors for the hanging of drywall and doors and myriad installation and finishing for utilities such as plumbing, electrical, and the like.


Safety note: No one other than authorized construction personnel is allowed inside the worksite. Hopefully at this point we be able to open the sidewalk to enter the church from the lower level, but please remain vigilant about the staging and construction areas. We will send out updated communications about approved means of entry and exit to the church. Expect regular deliveries of materials, but much of the large construction machinery will no longer be needed.


PHASE FOUR: Fixture Installation and Finishing – August - September

During this phase lighting fixtures, various hardware, and our kitchen appliances will be delivered and installed. Finally, the Parish Hall will be painted, cleaned, and most importantly, subjected to final inspection.


Safety note: No one other than authorized construction personnel is allowed inside the worksite. Please resist the temptation to “take a peek” as the hall will still be an active and hazardous construction site. Delivery trucks and a wide variety of specialty contractors will add to the traffic during this phase as we near completion.



Thank you for your patience and support. Please do not ask questions of on-site workers except in emergency situations. All questions and concerns should be directed to Richard Colven at richard@colven.org.






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