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In developing a Master Plan for the St. Mary campus, the Building Committee is focused on prioritizing the many items that must be done to maintain the current buildings. Our church building is nearly 100 years old, and we must ensure that the work of previous generations is maintained and updated where necessary so that the buildings continue to serve the Parish well.
However, Father May also requested a study of the facilities in order to make recommendations on how it might be improved to support the future of the Parish. A Facilities Steering Committee was formed for this purpose. The standard process for any type of renovation or new building project can be illustrated with a pyramid:
The Needs Assessment step is one of the most important, because it provides the foundation for the rest of the evaluation process. This step has been ongoing since the Parish Intake Meetings held in the summer of 2013. It involved gathering information from a wide range of parish groups and individuals. Since March we have been documenting findings, and this will be shared in a weekly serial format beginning next week and continuing until Labor Day. The information will also be available on the website.
Finally, there is currently a third committee working with an architect on Solutions Concepts. The schedule is to present these to the parish in the early fall. It is important to note that there will be more future steps where plans will be refined based on their Feasibility, so there are no final decisions at this stage. However, it is also important that we all understand the Needs that have been identified, and the goals to be achieved by any potential building project, prior to viewing and discussing the concept plans. The committee looks forward to your questions and comments, which can be emailed to [email protected].
Building Committee members (report to Finance Board)Larry Zielonka, chair Father May Bert Austin Jane Birmingham Bill Fangmann Jennifer Fangmann Terry Farmer Bob Finn Michael Flight Dave Jacobs Dennis Kazmierowicz Bill Kernan Marty Stratman Jack Wiaduck Celina Zalas
Facilities Steering Committee members (report to Building Committee)Jennifer Fangmann, chair Father May Jane Birmingham Matt Brophy Michele Mendoza Chris Robling Tim Turner Trey VanDyke Larry Zielonka
Architectural Planning Committee membersFather May Matt Brophy Peter Brown Bill Fangmann Jennifer Fangmann Josh Kowal Bob Lyons Simon Mireles Deborah Romero Trey VanDyke Allison Vollmann Jack Wiaduck