Due Diligence through July 2010
BPOC Due Diligence
64. In at least two large meetings I attended the desire to have a vegetable garden was expressed and supported by a number in attendance. Can you tell me if the garden is not on the table. I'm unable to find reference to it in the current priority list.
The suggestion to have a victory garden was added by the Green Sanctuary team in the discussions following the last town hall meeting on February 14 and we have mentioned this to the architect in the past. Since we will need to allocate additional space on the east end of the property for parking, and the west end for the playground, it might end up that the only open space will be in front of the building along 13th Street. A garden is one of the items that would fall under the umbrella considerations for green, but is not specifically named.
65. Now that we own the new property, will we be putting up a sign saying it is ours and having some sort of celebration?
Yes. We are in the process of having a large all-weather banner made with “Future Home of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene” to hang on the 13th Street side of the building. At the same time, we will remove the lighted sign identifying the former owners. The former owners have sixty days from closing to move out, but plan to vacate the building on Monday, April 12. We will have a yet to be determined celebration so everyone can come with cameras and children to record this historical event in the life of our church sometime in mid-April.
66. When will we move?
We hope to move in the fall of 2011.
67. Can the project be done in stages?
Yes, the project will be done in stages as funds are available, after completing additional capital campaigns. The architect is designing the entire project projected to cost about $3 million, and based on the amount of money we have available, will work back to that level. What those stages are and how they proceed will be decided based on the priorities expressed during the past five years of congregational input.