Making Room for You!

 Construction is Moving Ahead!!!

 

Work has begun on preparing for the new addition.  Temporary walls in the Fellowship Hall, Foyer, and old admin office have been erected, and the exterior walls have been removed.  Installation of a new, larger storm water drainage system is underway. despite some delays caused by rain and rock!

Stacking storm drains

 

 

 

Preparing the building pad and pouring the concrete slab will follow in the next few weeks.  Work has also begun to clear the area for the new parking lot off of Cheatham Road.

NOTE:  See below for a more detailed tentative schedule.

Parking is restricted to the area outside of the fenced-in area.  On weekdays, parking for UUFA and rental groups is limited to the portion of the lot next to the woods; subcontractors will be using the central section of the parking lot for their vehicles.  Access to the UUFA building is ONLY through the door at the end of the RE wing of the building (the parking spot in front of the door has been reserved for easier pedestrian access to the building).  Because of the decrease in parking spaces during this phase, members, friends, and outside groups using our facilities are strongly encouraged to carpool.

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION:  Iva King & Herb West are the UUFA representatives who meet and interact regularly with the contractors and architects.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of us:

To view plans and other details, click on the links below:

New or additional Capital Campaign Commitments, especially from new members or anyone else who hasn’t yet made a pledge to the building campaign. Click here for a Capital Campaign Commitment form to print, fill out and sign, and turn in (or email the info) to Shaye Gambrell, our Congregational Administrator; John Olive, the Building Project Treasurer; or Herb West, Capital Campaign Chair.  Donor recognition opportunities are also available.  If you have not paid your Capital Campaign Commitment in full, please consider doing so before the end of 2018.  The sooner you can pay your commitment, the less money the Fellowship will have to borrow, thus lowering our interest expense and eventual mortgage payment.

BUILDING RENOVATION PROJECT TIMELINE
(NOTE:  dates are subject to change)

  • Phase 1:  Construction of New Addition – now to early/mid August 2018
    • Scope:  Construction of new spaces–Entrance, Gathering Hall, offices, conference room, large multi-purpose room, two ADA-accessible restrooms, Cheatham Rd. parking lot.
    • The main entrance has been temporarily relocated to RE hall door.
    • Offices have been relocated and some rooms have been re-purposed:
      • Administration office & DRE office have moved to the corner room next to Minister’s office.
      • Youth Room & Sofa Room furniture have been moved to the Ocean Room.
      • The conference table and chairs, along with the copier/printer and a number of bookcases, have been moved to the Sofa Room (“Interim Conference Room”).
      • Minister’s office remains as is.
    • Access to Sanctuary and administration wing is only through the Fellowship Hall.
    • Parking
      • Very limited during construction hours (UUFA restricted to the side of the lot closest to the woods).
      • Much (but not all!) of the parking lot will be available Sundays, some Saturdays, and most evenings.
      • The contractor has fenced off the traffic circle and the section of parking lot next to Timothy Rd for construction-use only.
      • The parking space immediately in front of the RE hall door has been designated “No Parking” (by two orange cones) to allow easier pedestrian access to the temporary building entrance.
      • Due to limited parking, everyone is urged to carpool.
    • Some meetings, activities, events will be temporarily relocated to other rooms, times, or off-site.
    • At some point during this phase, work will be done in the Fellowship Hall to install HVAC duct work, and possibly in the Sanctuary vestibule for plumbing connections for the new addition; disruption will be minimal.
    • Sunday Morning Worship is now one service at 10:30 am, until further notice.
    • Forum is on hiatus until construction ends.
  • Phase 2:  Renovation of existing Fellowship Hall – August – mid-September 2018.
    • The new addition will be put into use:  new main entrance, new administrative offices (administrator, DRE, Minister), new conference room, new large multi-purpose room, and new restrooms.
    • New Cheatham Road parking lot opened with access via a paved path and new side door to the building.
    • No direct indoor connection during this phase between RE wing (incl. kitchen) and the rest of the building (a challenge for coffee hour and meals).
    • The flooring will be replaced in the RE hallway; the contractor will try to keep disruption at a minimum.
    • Contractor access will be from the parking lot through the playground (playground will be accessible on Sundays).
  • Phase 3:  Renovation of Sanctuary – mid-September – end of October 2018.
    • Renovated Fellowship Hall will open up to new Gathering Hall.
    • Worship services will be held in the expanded Fellowship Hall/Gathering Space (may have to revert to two services if there is not enough space).
    • Contractor access will be from the parking lot through the playground (playground will be accessible on Sundays).
  • Building Dedication – tentatively December 7, 2018

 

EOV Building Project Committee (BPC):

Iva King, Chair
Bob McArthur, Board Representative
John Olive, Project Treasurer (Naming and recognition sub-committee)
Herb West, Ministry Council Representative (Sanctuary function and design sub-committee)
Roger Moore (Landscape sub-committee)
Sarah Cook (Playground and RE sub-committee)
Jane Mayer (Administration and Meeting Spaces sub-committee)
Carol-Lee Baker (Kitchen sub-committee)
Barb Schell (Aesthetics sub-committee)
Rev. Alison Eskildsen

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

Project History:

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