Epiphany 351 Update - September 15
Over the last number of months our future home has had a complete physical. There may yet be some things we will discover once work begins, but after extensive probes, soil samples, borings, scrapings, both inside and out along with a detailed inspection of the entire façade and tower we now know pretty much what we need to know. As one would imagine for a church built in 1888 and a parish house built in 1915, there’s work to be done. However, it’s all doable and budgeted. In short, no catastrophic reveals!A few challenges, certainly. But then we expected that.
Over the remainder of this month Shawmut Construction will be mobilizing their team to begin the actual work of transforming Jan Hus Presbyterian Church into the new, fully accessible and climate controlled Church of the Epiphany and Church of the Epiphany Day School. After asbestos abatement is completed (and there is always asbestos to abate in nearly every building) scaffolding will go up and interior demolish will begin. Meetings have been scheduled with the property owners to the west and east of the building to be sure we impact their homes and business as little as possible. Initial meeting have been very positive and our future neighbors have told me they are looking forward to welcoming us to the block.
For a while there may not be much to report as the abatement and demolition get underway. However, be assured that our architects, construction managers, the Executive Committee and I are in weekly meetings and regular contact to ensure that work progresses on schedule and on budget. Please keep us and this amazing project in your prayers. And, as always, send any questions you have to [email protected].