The Capital Project Steering Committee (Jayme Trott, Susan Vigilante, George Faulkner, Mary Acciani, Steve Saddlemire, Farzad Shadzik, and Susan Irgang) has spent the past month working closely with the new MEP (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) engineer to modify the building plans to better meet our needs. The contract for MEP services was awarded to Kelter & Gilligo Consulting Engineers in Princeton Junction. Since then, K&G Engineers have made site visits to the church, reviewed plans of MEP in current structure, climbed on the roof and toured the planned renovation area. Working closely with our internal experts, Steve Saddlemire and Lee Schofer, they are busy at work adding new MEP requirements to the architectural drawings. We have great confidence that the resulting plans will make a huge difference in climate control of the new and older sections of the church.
Members of the Steering Committee, along with Rev. Kim, Robin Pugh, Mike Muccioli and our architect, David Singer, met with our design consultant, Shila Griffith, to select finishes for the new construction. We think you will agree that the carpet, flooring, and paint selections will brighten the foyer and halls and create a sense of bringing the outdoors inside. For those who worried that the new stone entrance in the architectural renderings was too dark, you will be happy to know that the stone selected coordinates beautifully with our bright white exterior. If you want to take a peek at it, check out “Whitecap Ledgecut” https://www.eldoradostone.com/products/ledgecut33/.
With the new MEP on board, we are on track to meet the following deadlines:
- Complete the new MEP design by the end of October
- Solicit general contractor bids by early November
- Complete township permitting by December 1
- Groundbreaking likely to be in early Spring 2021
Thank you so very much to all who have pledged and are continuing to pay their Capital Campaign pledges! If you have not yet had a chance to contribute, please reach out to us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jayme Trott and Susan Vigilante, Co-Chairs, Capital Campaign