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, on June 13, created a new EOV Building Project Committee to oversee all phases of the building project going forward through completion of the expansion and renovation.

Members of the new EOV Building Project Committee are:

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

(NOTE:  All of the above served on one or more of the EOV Teams that oversaw the design and capital campaign phases that brought the project to this point.)

The first meeting of the new Building Project Committee will be Friday, June 16.  More details and information will be forthcoming.

There are a number of sub-committees that will be working on different aspects of the project and making recommendations to the Building Project Committee.  Volunteers are needed for each of these group.  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, on June 13, also approved signing a contract with Houser Walker Architects, who has worked with the EOV teams since early 2016 to reach the approved design (see below).  HWA will draw up construction drawings, help us select a contractor, oversee the zoning and permitting process, and oversee the construction as the project manager.

EOV PROJECT TIMELINE – 2017

  • Summer:  Begin process of obtaining zoning approval, finalize construction-level documents, choose contractor
  • Fall:  Secure planning/zoning permission and permits
  • January-August 2018 (approximately):  Construction

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.

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Project History:

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