Capital Campaign Update – March 2022

Status: Architectural drawings were provided to MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) engineers in December, but their review was initially delayed by several weeks due to COVID. Since then, we have been informed that due to a backlog of work and personnel shortage, additional delays are likely. We have decided to send the plans for bid with a request for contractors to “design/build” in the necessary changes for MEP using their subcontractors. We anticipate sending the drawings to bidders the first week of March.

The Steering Committee worked with Mary Lou Dahms and Susan Irgang to update the church website to include latest plans and schematics. This is a work in progress, but should give everyone a consistent source for up-to-date information on the project as we move forward.

Timeline: We anticipate being able to select a contractor by mid-late March. Permitting should be completed by end of April, and ground-breaking likely in May 2022. The sanctuary will be accessible throughout construction.

Financials: Funds raised so far include $1,094,515 in Capital Campaign pledges with collection of approximately 85% of this amount. Expenses have totaled $283,277 on parking, permits, fees, and architectural/engineering services. Pledge collections are mostly 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