Finally, the education building, also known as “The Church House”, is enveloped in scaffolding. If you consider that we applied for the planning grant in 2007 and for the preservation grant in 2009, you get an appreciation of the time periods a project like ours requires. This is no small residential stuff!
In addition, much of the beginning construction required coordination with Pine Grove Nursery School. As construction began, the school went through the last stages of state and city inspection and code review. You can probably imagine what this meant for the inspectors, but also for the staff of the school and our church, who tried to comply with every need.
How long will the construction last? It cannot be phrased shorter than in the language of one of our performance reports:
“Education Building soffits: Targeted substantial completion date September 30, 2010. Structural repairs in church attic and steeple; exterior steeple restoration: Targeted substantial completion date December 15, 2010”
This means that the current projects might be finished by Christmas. The current phase, however, will continue, and there will be more construction until the summer of 2013.