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Unitarian Church of Calgary Facilities Transformation Task Force Town Hall Update April 10,2011.

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1 Unitarian Church of Calgary Facilities Transformation Task Force Town Hall Update April 10,2011

2 Facility Vision Our congregational home evokes and supports our values. Our space enhances and accommodates the diverse activities and ages in our community, physically, acoustically, and aesthetically. Our building reflects environmental leadership, is cost-effective, and is well maintained. Our building reflects environmental leadership, is cost-effective, and is well maintained. We serve selected needs of the larger community, generating recognition and revenue.

3 A Growing Congregation Support average Service attendance of 125 Peak Attendance of 200 Would need approximately 240 seats Support average church school attendance of 70 Would require at least one more classroom

4 Growing Congregation continued parking spaces Office space for 6 staff members

5 What our facility says Welcome We take pride in our surroundings We are growing in spirit We support our community

6 What kind of building? AttractiveFunctional Energy efficient Fully accessible Family friendly

7 Current Challenges Parking is limited Church School in basement Office space is limited and inefficient Panabaker Hall roof needs replacing Wickenden Hall Floors need replacing Requires continual maintenance needed by Physical Plant

8 Challenges continued Entrances all need upgrading Main entrance requires climbing stairs Movement in and out of Panabaker is very restricted Sanctuary Seating is uncomfortable

9 Possible Options (with thanks to CHET) Do required long term maintenance Renovate –Modest Renovation –Major Renovation Build new Church on existing site Sell current building –Build new Church –Purchase an existing building

10 Projected Facility Costs To 2020 the projected cost is $265,000

11 Do required long term maintenance Panabaker Roof - $70,000 (2014) Wickenden Hall Floor - $11,000 (2013) Soffit and other painting - $5,000 (2013) Miscellaneous ongoing jobs - $13,000 (2011 budget)

12 Do required long term maintenance continued Money spent would not be recovered Would not address limitations of space or Parking Leaves us with an aging facility

13 Build New on Existing Site Would allow us to redesign building to our needs –Probably requires zoning change –A new building may require on-site parking –Set back from 16 th Avenue Estimated Cost w/o parking- $1,500,000 plus

14 Build New on Existing Site continued Would need to rent while building Would be required to provide onsite parking Underground parking est. at $10,000 - $20,000 per space

15 Sell and purchase an existing building Plusses –Could realize value of current building Minuses –We don’t know value of building –Building might not sell Need to find a facility that meets our needs Can we find one? Net cost would be ??

16 Sell and build New Facility Plusses –Design facility to our requirements –Create an architectural statement –Don’t move until new building is ready –Solve the parking problem Uncertainties If we sell building might have to move early Cost??

17 Renovation Options Expand Panabaker Hall to 240+ seats Upgrade entrance Improve building flow through More office spaces Carry out required long term maintenance

18 Major Renovation to existing building Estimated cost up to $750,000 Time Frame to commence – 3 to 5 years Avoids zoning changes?

19 Renovation Plusses Stay in current location Stay in current location Some potential for phased implementation Some potential for phased implementation Increased seating in Panabaker Increased seating in Panabaker Better aesthetics and functionality Better aesthetics and functionality

20 Limitations Do not realize the value in our current building Parking does not improve Church School remains in basement Limited changes to offices and meeting spaces

21 FTTF Going Forward Limitations of current site and facility suggest moving Leaning to recommending selling and purchasing existing building

22 FTTF Going Forward Continue to keep the congregation informed and involved Presentation to AGM – May 1 More Town Hall Meetings in Fall Plan for a special congregational meeting when ready Consider joining Task Force?

23 FTTF Going Forward Determine value of current building Investigate availability and cost of other buildings Conduct a capital campaign - $1,000,000 plus Put building up for sale – determine interest


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