Facilities Planning – Update 3 May 2019

Over the past 5 months, we’ve assessed the needs of the congregation and the condition of our facilities, and developed a process to assess & prioritize potential buildings & grounds projects.

Based on that work, we developed a list of high priority projects for 2019-21 that was conceptually approved by the Board of Trustees in April.  Those projects include:

  • Major capital projects:  Conway stairwell/lift; kitchen remodel; "little house" refurbishment
  • Facilities master planning process (working with architect)
  • Deferred maintenance: sanctuary AC repair & replacement of two old Conway AC units
  • High visibility/low cost projects that will make our facilities more welcoming, attractive and functional:
    • landscaping & exterior signage
    • narthex/tower entrance/lounge (AKA bride’s room) refurbishment
    • Conway 2nd floor room refurbishment;
    • Conway 1st floor room refurbishment;
    • equipment & installation to support video projection, live streaming & taping in the sanctuary. 

We’re currently developing scope of work and estimated costs for the first three categories; they will require approval and funding to proceed.  We’re also developing detailed scope of work, design and estimated costs for some of the high visibility projects which we hope will be funded by individual donors – so we’re working with the Giving & Finance teams to develop a process and strategy.  Over the next two years, we hope to build engagement, enthusiasm and ownership in facilities planning efforts.

If you’re interested in working on a project team, contact Sharon Winters at swinters@tampabay.rr.com or Randy Nolan at randallcnolan@gmail.com   We’re currently forming project teams for the kitchen remodel, landscaping & signage, and sanctuary entrance projects. 

Want to learn more? Visit http://www.uustpete.org/documents to review details of our work to date… and we’ll be hosting town halls and programs, meeting with individuals and committees, and publishing updates.



Posted on May 2, 2019, at 8:04pm