Capital Campaign Update – January 2022

Status: Architectural drawings are under review by engineers (structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing) at this time. This review was delayed by several weeks due to COVID. Key updates to the plans include kitchen upgrades, an enclosed lift-type elevator, and an increase in the height of the second floor roof to accommodate HVAC upgrades.

The Steering Committee is working with Mary Lou Dahms and Susan Irgang to update the website to include the latest plans and schematics. We hope to complete the update by end of February.

Timeline: We anticipate being able to return the final plans to the contractors for bids by end of February and hope to have a contractor selected by mid-March. Permitting should be completed by end of April, and ground-breaking likely in May 2022. The sanctuary will be accessible throughout construction…if COVID ever allows us back in there!!

Financials: Funds raised so far include $1,094,515 in Capital Campaign pledges (including a pledge from a new member!) Expenses have totaled $283,277 on parking, permits, fees, and architectural/engineering services. Pledge collections are tracking according to commitments – THANK YOU!! PLEASE, if you have not yet had a chance to contribute, consider making a capital campaign contribution. Once a contractor is selected, we will schedule Q&A sessions for those who may want more information before committing to this critical effort for UUCWC.

Jayme Trott and Susan Vigilante, Co-Chairs, Capital Campaign