Posted by Kent Steen

20160205 A4.2 MPBldg20160205 A3.1 MPBldg West20160205 A3.1 MPBldg South20160205 A3.1 MPBldg North20160205 A3.1 MPBldg East20160205 A2.10 MPBldg20160205 A2.20 MPBldgThe architectural Team is currently reviewing floor plans and elevations proposed by our architect, Ron Scalisi. Here are some notes to accompany the images that you see above:

The plans for the Fellowship Hall/Admin building represent the largest ‘footprint” that we can build and stay within our permitted space totals (35%, including paved areas and buildings.) We are investigating acquiring additional land in order to be able to extend our building with a deck and terraced areas.
The architect’s design concept for the Fellowship Hall/Admin building was that of creating a structure that would complement the beautiful chapel without diverting attention. We think the result both attractive and functional. Careful attention will be paid to placing plantings and trees to enhance both structures.
The “warming kitchen” may contain any appliance except a burner. We will make provisions for an outside supplemental cooking capability to complement the warming kitchen. Note the kitchen opens onto the fellowship hall and will feature a coffee bar/serving area to support fellowship.
The nursery will have a small fenced outdoor play area for the smallest children with a door opening directly to the play area.
The open spaces on the second floor will be configured for establishing work stations to accommodate the variable staffing and volunteer work that may occur in the life cycle of the church.
There will be a door from the second floor to open onto a (we hope) future deck. The building will be ready to receive a deck without modification.
If we cannot terrace key areas off the kitchen or fellowship hall immediately, we plan to install retractable awnings.
Classrooms are labeled “meeting areas” to avoid issues with building code, classrooms potentially subject to stricter rules.
We hope to avoid the requirement for a sprinkler system in both buildings due to the expense.
We will be establishing groups to review ways and means to furnish both buildings as we enter into the building process.
Plans for the Southern Lot include a bare storage structure, children’s play area, gathering area, memory garden and columbarium (if approved.) More improvements will be made if land can be acquired.

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