The latest news
August 1: September timeline
Due to the extreme heat, Century Mechanical will wait until September to take down the system that cools the education building, parish hall, kitchen, and offices. Estimated down time will be four weeks. As long as the existing system holds up, we will have air conditioning during the Treasure Trove. Just a reminder, when work begins on the basement unit, the lounge, library, and Nave will still be cool because they run off other units. ONCOR will be on site to complete the electrical work prior to the HVAC work beginning. During this time, there may be times when there is no power to the building. There may also be workers coming to do some preliminary work. The mid-September date is still good for the start of the remodel of the kitchen and restrooms with an expected completion date of mid-December.
June 24: Progress report from Christa McClary
It has been a year since Trinity embarked on our Capital Campaign to fund the replacement of its aging HVAC system and update the kitchen and restrooms. Work is scheduled to begin in August on the removal and replacement of the HVAC system that cools and heats the education wing, kitchen and parish hall. This work will take several months and, when complete, work will move to the units that cool and heat the lounge and back of the church. Library work will be included in this phase. The final phase will affect the units for the front of the church, sacristy, and St. Mary’s Chapel. All work is scheduled to be completed in June of 2019.
The work on the design for the kitchen and restrooms is nearing completion and will be placed for construction bids in July. By mid-July, a final design will be made available for everyone to see. The remodeling of kitchen and restrooms will begin in September and work is scheduled for completion in late November or mid- December.
I would like to thank Jean Wilson, Barbara Weidler, Anita Beckman, Mary Holstein, and Vicki Blanton for their time in meeting with Lee Hill, our project manager, Sarah Somers, our interior specialist from Hahnfield, Hofer, and Stanford, and Maureen Walton, a kitchen consultant with FDP Kitchens. During these meetings, paint, finishes, and kitchen items were discussed and chosen. These meetings helped make decisions that would create user friendly and code compliant facilities here at Trinity. The color scheme will follow the colors currently used in the parish hall and other areas of Trinity. It is important to note that from September to November, the kitchen and parish hall restrooms will not be usable.
You may remember that the Capital Campaign raised enough funds for the actual work of replacing the HVAC system and remodeling the restrooms and kitchen. Senior Warden Scott Millican has been working with Episcopal Church Foundation to acquire funds to supplement the pledges received during the Capital Campaign. The vestry has initiated a fourth-year pledge drive to raise additional funds. If there is anyone who has not made a pledge and would like to at this time, please speak to Scott Millican.
May 4: Timelines set; design choices made
We are on track for equipment to arrive in mid June with, electrical work to be done before installation of the new HVAC system. Removal and installation of basement unit is set to begin in July. This week, some of our renovation team members met with Sarah Somers and Lee Hill of Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford architects to choose interior design items for the restroom and kitchen remodel. We welcome your questions and concerns as we continue with the renovation process.
April 20: Asbestos removal complete; survey work underway
The Renovation Oversight Committee (ROC) reports that asbestos removal was successfully completed in the kitchen, parish hall and basement last week. The church kitchen is still officially a construction zone, but we can now access the coffee area, refrigerator and freezer. This week surveyors were on premises to update boundary lines and prepare our site for construction. Our architecture firm will meet with ROC members on Wednesday, April 25 to establish a timeline for HVAC construction. Behind the scenes, Century Mechanical has scheduled subcontractors and issued purchase orders for our project. Look for construction equipment to arrive in 6 to 8 weeks. We welcome your questions and concerns throughout this process!