With a number of parishioners having expressed concerns regarding our grounds and building exterior, ranging from icy sidewalks and overflowing parking to overgrown vegetation and peeling paint, we embarked on a renewal project in mid-2016. Working through various creative solutions, design and planning, budgeting, parish decision-making, and fundraising, we approved the project at our Annual Meeting on February 5, 2017 and completed the project in the summer of 2017.
What was done?
Regrading of the south side of church (parking lot side) to accommodate ground level walkway and stairs, as well as raised green space, eliminating the need for an unsightly barrier and aging retaining walls.
Four foot sidewalk and stairs with proper handrails on south/parking lot side of church to provide for more direct access to our most used entrance thus avoiding the sloped icing problem on city sidewalk.
Increase parking lot by at least 2 stalls (at it’s NW corner), accommodating extra parking along back and north/lane side.
South Side from parking lot: After
South Side from parking lot: Before
South Side Entrance: After
South Side Entrance: Before