Building Project: The Path Forward

Father Jack, Matt Bendel, and members of the building committee met today with the talented group of architects at Cyntergy.

The architects from Cyntergy presented in April an initial rendering of the new Community Center. Since then, the building committee negotiated contracts with both Cyntergy Architects and Nabholtz Construction. The committee submitted the contracts to Bishop David Konderla and the Diocese of Tulsa. The parish is awaiting approval.

While the timeline of events remains uncertain, the process is clear:

  1. Create new Office Space
  2. Move Outreach
  3. Preconstruction
  4. Construction
  5. Choir Room & Welcome Spaces

Look for a special feature on the building project in the Spring edition of the quarterly newsletter.


1: CREATING NEW OFFICE SPACE

Nine employees and several Outreach Ministry volunteers work in the Office Annex, two old neighborhood houses that were converted into makeshift office space.

Eight employees will move into new space in the existing Church Office and into the former St. Joseph Room.

 

2. MOVING OUTREACH TO A TEMPORARY SPACE

The Outreach Ministry uses two offices, a counseling room, a kitchen, and a dry storage room. The Church of Saint Mary is currently working to purchase a duplex west of the Annex. The current structure will be replaced with temporary housing for the Outreach Ministry.

After the building project ends, the church will use the space for storage and to free up parking in the lots adjacent to the church.

 

3. PRECONSTRUCTION

Designers are working with the Construction Manager and the Church of Saint Mary to finalize the detailed construction documents.

The Office Annex will be demolished. Engineers will begin preparing the site for the new structure.

Additional parking will be added along 49th Place to give easy access to the new Outreach Center and to the Church Office.

 

4. CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNITY CENTER

The two-story Community Center will be built. The kitchen, Parish Hall, Youth Room, Meeting spaces, and Outreach Center will be outfitted with furnishing to serve the parish for decades.

 

5. CONSTRUCTION OF CHOIR REHEARSAL ROOM & RENOVATED CHURCH AND ACTIVITY CENTER ENTRANCES

The final stage is the music room and choir rehearsal area to be built between the Activity Center and the Vestibule. The goal is to build it during Summer Break of 2020 to minimize disruption of school dropoff and pickup.

 

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