Building Update - September 22, 2012
Peter Moschetto of the Archdiocesan Office for Parish Facilities has been in touch with the Parish office. The building committee will be meeting to evaluate the design.
Capital Campaign Update
As our Capital Campaign draws to a close, and at the request of the archdiocese, we have forwarded to them a revised set of plans for the new Parish Center, submitted by our Building Committee and approved by the Parish Pastoral Council. The revised plans reflect our Capital Campaign Pledges to date of $426,645.00. After reviewing our plans, the archdiocese will provide us with further direction. We will keep you posted!!
The New Parish Center Update - June 17, 2012
Jeff Metcalfe has completed the working set of plans for the new parish center. Bob Wollner, a general contractor, is currently working on pricing for the construction of our new center. Associated Engineers is working on the site permitting. We are hoping soon to be able to have the Archdiocese review our project.
BUILDING COMMITTEE UPDATE - April 22, 2012
Our architect, Jeff Metcalfe is putting the final touches on the working plans for our new parish. The next step will be for Associated Engineers to do the Site Permitting Plans. Once the site permitting plans are done the working plans and site plans will go to the town for approval.
BUILDING COMMITTEE UPDATE - October 31, 2010
On Monday, October 18, the Building Committee met with the architect who outlined the current codes and requirements for sprinkler systems in new buildings here in Plymouth. Later that evening, the parish Finance Committee met to begin a consideration of the various loan options received recently from the Archdiocese. This discussion will continue with a joint session of both the Finance Committee and the Building Committee on Monday, November 1st.
BUILDING COMMITTEE UPDATE - October 17, 2010
The next meeting of the Building Committee is this Monday, October 18th. The architect will be present to discuss the current codes regarding sprinkler requirements in Plymouth, and to detail the options that are open to us. The parish Finance Committee will also be meeting on the 18th. Among several items on the agenda will be a review of the recently received specifics regarding the loan from the Archdiocese that will be necessary to fund the building project, as well as the various options for re-payment.
BUILDING COMMITTEE UPDATE - September 26, 2010
The Building Committee has been busy this summer in order to move ahead with our new addition. The planned addition will house a function room that will seat in excess of 200, religious education classrooms, offices for the staff, the Thrifty Lily and the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.
Preliminary plans for the facility have been provided by Epoch Homes.
The effort has been proceeding in two avenues: one to work on the construction of the addition and the second to deal with the funding.
The Committee met with representatives of the Archdiocese and were instructed that we needed an architect whose initial responsibilities to oversee the development of a detailed description of the project. This document would be provided to general contractors to receive bids for completing the project. Members of the Committee have met with several architects, have received proposals from two and were awaiting the proposal of a third as of the last meeting, September 13.
On the funding side, the preliminary plans were used to obtain initial estimates to provide to the Archdiocese. When the Building Committee was seeking pledges, the estimate for the structure was $650,000. Our current estimate is almost $800,000. The amount pledged during our Building Campaign was approximately $400,000. The Archdiocese had initially indicated that arrangements to cover the shortfall could be worked out. But, when the new estimate exceeded the previous by almost $150,000, they were concerned that the parish would be unable to afford the facility. They proposed the idea of renting or selling the existing religious education building/parish center to make up the difference. This alternative is under consideration, but any new pledges would be extremely beneficial, at this time.