Toward the end of February, construction will begin in earnest. Some of the first steps will be to close the parking lot, remove trees, and begin preparation of the site. Over the next year, we will provide regular updates (and images) of the progress, and will also post alerts to anything that might be relevant to visitors or neighbors.
February 11, 2019
On February 7th, we held our pre-construction neighborhood meeting. This meeting was an opportunity for our neighbors to see the revised plans, meet the key players involved with the project and ask questions about the construction process. We were joined by members from our architectural firm, 450 Architects and our construction company, Oliver & Company.
450 Architects explained how they lowered construction costs to a manageable level by removing weight from the original design. The other main change in design was to move from a living wall (which required huge amounts of water and added to the building’s weight), to a green wall. With the green wall, the plants will live in the earth and grow up the wall on a provided armature.
Oliver & Company then discussed Phase One of their work: tree removal, site preparation and drilling the piers. Drilling should be much quieter than boring. Tree removal will begin the week of Presidents Day. Neighbors may see a few changes before that as Oliver & Company move into their mobile office.
Please watch this page for future updates and key dates for the construction.
For more information, please contact Mitch Mitchell or any member of the Leadership Committee.
Mitch Mitchell, Advancement Director