UNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Building Committee Plan Review & Recommendations August 2007 Unity Building Committee & Mission Mission: The Unity Building Committee was appointed by Session to address the recommendations contained in the final reports from the Worship Space Task Force (2001) and the Sanctuary Feasibility Committee (2005) and to develop a plan of sufficient detail that the congregation can vote to approve a new sanctuary. This plan is to include detailed drawings of the building and site and projected costs. Committee Members: • Tom Beaty • Ruth Boetsch • Steve Chase • Steve Hardy* • Dan Holloway • Jeannie Jones • Dan Mace • Mark Masters • Bo Palmer* • Toni Rush • Patrick White • Mary Sue McGrath - recorder *Co Chairs of the Building Committee Architectural Firm Selected and Process WKWW Architects of Charlotte was selected from an initial target group of seven architectural firms. Myers Park Presbyterian Church As a church sanctuary and church campus building specialist, WKWW brought more experience and know how to the project than other competing firms (examples pictured right). The Building Committee was able to visit several WKWW sanctuaries located around North and South Carolina and Davidson College Presbyterian Church speak directly to the building committees of those churches. Mike Berry is a Principal Partner in the firm and our architect. Sharon Presbyterian Church Committee Activities Initial meeting January 2006 Reviewed Biblical history of worship space Defined a listing of issues and needs from previous reports Visited numerous church sanctuaries in North and South Carolina to study style and functionality Selected and hired WKWW Architects following Session approval Completed a Congregational Program Study to affirm issues, needs and future dreams Interviewed stakeholders on issues and needs Gathered input from ministry teams on existing sanctuary usages Adapted plan when the Bradford property became available Developed the Master Site Plan Developed schematic drawings of the sanctuary and adjoining areas Developed elevation drawings Developed a rendering of the expanded campus Investigated and are continuing to investigate financial options and potential debt load limitations/risks Developed cost estimates Established an organ subcommittee to study and recommend the best course of action on the Aeolian/Skinner organ installation Building Committee Proposal Construct a multi-floor structure that includes the following: On the Main Level: A sanctuary and balcony sized to seat approximately 500 A narthex sized to accommodate approximately 100 people with space dedicated for a welcome center Adequate restrooms with ease of access to Narthex An elevated chancel area with space to accommodate approximately 50 choir members A center aisle along with sufficient space and ease of access for handicapped and special needs members Refurbish, upgrade, and install the Aeolian-Skinner organ purchased in 1996 An enclosed connecting passageway from the Ministries Building to the new structure Maximize paved parking spaces to accommodate handicapped, special needs, and visitors Adequate landscaping around the new structure Building Committee Proposal Construct a multi-floor structure that includes the following: On the Lower Level: A covered entrance with adjacent parking for handicapped and special needs members A nursery plus 3 classrooms to house children ages infant to 4 with appropriate control areas to insure the safety of the children A designated area for nursing mothers Rehearsal and storage rooms to accommodate various music programs Unfinished storage space Comparison of Facilities Existing Campus Future Campus Total Seating Capacity 240 500 Handicapped and Special Needs None Readily available and accessible Seating Choir Loft Seating 25 50 Music Ensemble Space None Expanded Chancel Area Hand Bell Choirs Seating In the congregation In the choir loft Hand Bell Choir Presentations Across the front of the church Expanded Chancel Area or Expanded Area at the front of the church Children’s Worship Sanctuary Floor Steps Leading up to the Chancel Organ 13 Ranks of Pipes 28 Ranks of Pipes Acoustic Quality of Sanctuary Poor Excellent Greeters Outside Covered porch or inside Narthex Narthex Space for 12 Space for 100 Welcome Center Outside Narthex Wedding/Funeral/Baptismal Cramped Sufficient space to accommodate large groups Brides Parlor None Dedicated Parlor Room in Ministries building Grieving Room None Dedicated Parlor Room in Ministries building Restroom access from Sanctuary None Adjacent to Narthex Nursery Location Ministries Building Below sanctuary with easy access Classrooms Need more 7 Classrooms plus Unity Chapel and Unity Hall Sanctuary Overflow Unity Hall Unity Chapel Parking 40 Paved parking, poor 180 Paved spaces with adequate handicap handicap accessibility and no accessibility and designated visitor parking visitor parking Proposed Floor Plan Schematics Proposed Schematic Elevations Proposed Sanctuary Artist Rendition External view of Unity Campus as seen from the intersection of Tom Hall and Unity Streets Total Projected Costs to Meet Needs Identified Phase I New Sanctuary including Furnishings, 60 Additional Paved Parking Spaces, $4,750,000 Unfinished Lower Level, and 15% Contingency Funds Phase II Aeolian/Skinner Organ Installation $ 388,000 Phase III Completion of Lower Level including Furnishings and 15% Contingency Funds $ 542,000 Phase IV Manse Demolition and 80 Additional Paved Parking Spaces $ 175,000 TOTAL $5,855,000 Financial Capability and Capacity Suddes & Associates 2005 Pre-Campaign Assessment Report findings were $2 million for the initial capital funds campaign. Presbyterian Loan and Investment Program 2007 findings were $1.8 to $2 million for the initial capital funds campaign. First-Citizens Bank and Trust has analyzed that Unity Presbyterian Church will qualify for a $4 million level of loan capacity. Previous track record: The Ministries building cost $2.2 million, we raised $1.1 million in the initial capital funds campaign, and we are on track to pay off the debt in an eight year period. These analyses show we have the capability to fund a new sanctuary. Whether it can be done all at once, or in several phases, will be determined by the success of the capital funds campaign. What is next? A congregation vote in October for Session to appoint a Capital Funds Campaign Committee to assess the financial commitment and level of giving support for the new sanctuary and related spaces. Based on the capital funds campaign financial commitment level, the final project scope and cost will be determined. The congregation will cast the final vote late winter 2008 to proceed, or not proceed, with the construction of a new sanctuary and related spaces.
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