Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fr. Chris, Could we have a sacristy that looks like this?

Dear Fr. Chris, I thought while we were in Rome, I could sort of check out some of the building ideas that might be cool for us to consider as we get closer to constructing the parish hall. I really like this adaptation of a sacristy and think it would be a slight improvement over our two closets in the chapel and at St. Mary's. You can post your comments here if you like...
Deacon Patrick ;)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

June 23rd Meeting

Saint Albert the Great Parish
Building Committee
Monday, June 23, 2008

Opening Prayer: Kristen Lehman

Budget & Timeline: See Previous Post

Site Development on “fast track” (July/August) – we will have a rough grading package put together for next meeting, to apply for permit.

Design build/Design Contractor Team – Discussion concerning whether or not to have a contractor with us through the design process or bid out after the design is determined.

The Architects provided detailed brochures from 7 general contracting firms. Deacon Mike will assemble a sub-committee to review and make recommendations at the next meeting.

Environmentally friendly options: Decision to not seek LEED certification, but to continue to think “green” as we move through this process.

Continue to check the back of the bulletin for Campaign updates

Review of Building Plan – Seating capacity 380 with 24” seats.
Updated building plan, watch for updated drawing on the Blog.
Architects will work with a computerized 3D model to test daylight options.
At next meeting will review elevations, window placements stairs/ramps etc.

Please continue to pray for the success of the campaign as we work to bring the building process to completion.

Entrance sign – Interest in making the sign both permanent and have some changeability, will discuss more at next meeting.

Pavilion – will move forward when exterior drawings of building are more concrete.

Next Meeting: July 7, 2008

Closing Prayer: Larry Rossini

Thursday, June 12, 2008

First Meeting with Architects

Building Committee Meeting
St. Albert the Great Parish
June 9, 2008

Opening Prayer: Deacon Mike

Budget – Approved unanimously by Building Committee
$ 1,350,000 Construction
$ 250,000 Site Work/Parking/Utilities
$ 110,000 Architect’s Fee (flat fee)
$ 110,000 Furnishings
$ 180,000 10% contingency
$ 2,000,000

Timeline – Approved unanimously by Building Committee as best case scenario:
June-July Design/Development
Aug-Sept Construction Documents
September 19 Diocesan Finance Council
October Bid/Sign Contract/Obtain Permits
November 15 Ground Breaking (Feast of St. Albert the Great)
July 1, 2009 Completion/Blessing

Timeline for Contractor Contract: Detailed discussion was held to evaluate the pros and cons of hiring a contractor early in the process to assist in the design/development of the Parish Center. Architects will bring information about possible contractors to the next meeting for review.

Site Development: All agreed site development should take place on a “fast track”. We will have a timeline at the next meeting.

Environmental Construction: A brief discussion was held on eco-friendly building options. We will explore various options in the next several weeks, and will seek to exercise principles of good stewardship in all building decisions.

Entrance Sign: Design of the entrance sign will be discussed after a decision is made on the exterior design of the Parish Center.

Pavilion: The Pavilion project is in development. An architect, a structural engineer, and a general contractor, all SATG parishioners, have agreed to donate their time to the project. We will be looking for volunteers to help with the construction. Continue to watch the bulletin as this project unfolds.

Building Campaign Updates: Continue to check the bulletin for the most recent campaign updates.

Next Meeting: June 23 at 6:30 pm
Closing Prayer: Fr. Chris

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Open Houses

Thank you!
To all of you who participated in the Parish Open Houses, we are grateful for your time, energy, dedication, and prayerful support of our building campaign. Please check back often as we post the answers to the many questions posed both on the blog and at each of the Open Houses.