The Expanding Our Vision Project’s charge is to help UUFA fulfill its mission and vision by creating spaces for growth and for deeper connections among members, friends, and the community.

Building Project Moving Ahead Full Speed!

Following the Congregation’s approval on May 21 of the Building Expansion and Renovation plan, the Board created a new EOV Building Project Committee to oversee all phases of the building project going forward through completion of the expansion and renovation.

EOV Building Project Committee (BPC):  Iva King, Chair; Bob McArthur, Board Representative; Herb West, Ministry Council Representative; John Olive, Project Treasurer; Rev. Alison Eskildsen; Carol-Lee Baker; Sarah Cook; Jane Mayer; Roger Moore; Barb Schell

The BPC formed a number of sub-committees that will be working on different aspects of the project.  If you are interested in serving on one of these subcommittees, please contact the listed chair for each group or email building@uuathensga.org.

Naming and recognition (John Olive)
Sanctuary function and design (Herb West)
Landscape (Roger Moore)
Playground and RE (Sarah Cook)
Administration and Meeting Spaces (Jane Mayer)
Kitchen (Carol-Lee Baker)
Aesthetics:  surfaces, fixtures, fittings, furniture, etc. (Barb Schell)
Audio-Visual (will work with both Sanctuary and Administration/Meeting Spaces) (Lee Cornell)

The Board signed a contract with Houser Walker Architects (HWA), which worked with the EOV teams since early 2016 to reach the approved design (see below).  The Building Project Committee is meeting bi-weekly with HWA and Koons Environmental Design (KED) to interview and select a contractor (by the end of August 2017), to finalize the site plan and construction drawings, and to proceed with the zoning and permitting process.  HWA will oversee the construction as the project manager.

EOV PROJECT TIMELINE

  • Summer/Fall 2017:  Begin process of obtaining zoning approval; choose a contractor; finalize construction-level documents
  • Winter 2017-2018:  Secure planning/zoning permission and permits; finalize plans
  • Spring 2018:  Begin construction
  • Late 2018/early 2019:  Construction is finished!

There will be disruptions and relocation of activities during the construction–some to other areas onsite and some offsite.  The Board and Ministry Council will guide UUFA through this once the contractor is chosen and we know how the construction will be scheduled and phased.  Stay tuned for more details.

We want to hear from you!

Click here to contact us with your feedback, comments, or questions.

Would you like to pledge to the fund? Contact herbwest@gmail.com. Would you like to find out more about opportunities for donor recognition as the project moves forward? Click HERE.

Project History:

For a short history of the project including links to major documents, click here.