We anticipate that early next week, the Church Construction Project Manager will be selected and announced. Our architect has made his recommendation after assessing, along with parish committee members, the strengths and weaknesses of each firm and their initial proposal. Almost immediately after the selection, our architect and representative of the chosen firm will begin months of meetings to refine the design and development drawings of the structural features of the building and the grounds.
Every indication is that the project can be completed for the budget we proposed and include the features we most need. The range of construction time estimates we received from the four firms we interviewed was from 12 - 18 months. More refined estimates of the construction costs of the project will be developed over the next several months as our architect and construction manager collaborate on the project.