The first phase of the project (opening early summer 2017) will include an expansion of our current facility to include new offices, restrooms, storage, and a lobby that opens into a large auditorium with fixed theatrical tiered seating and a modern stage.
The second phase of the project (opening early autumn 2017) involves an overhaul of our current facility to provide a large multi-purpose room, kitchen, updated restrooms, and additional classroom space.
We will have new entrances and a covered walkway off of a new drop-off driveway and parking as well as updated parking options around our facility. When the road relocation project is completed in Vint Hill, we'll expand the parking in front of our building even more.
Here is the current draft of the floorplan showing the new space and renovations to the current space. (Yes, things will change; it's a work in progress.): Hope Floorplan 2-24
Progress Update • March 24
It took a while for us to receive the formal lease from the landlord, and our Building Team has been pouring over the details this week. A list of revisions and requests was presented, and now we're eagerly waiting for agreement so we can sign the paperwork. That will trigger funding, and things will move quickly.
Of course, the construction crews aren't waiting. When they haven't been trying to repair the leak in the roof of Hope's current meeting space, they've been busy working on the main entrance to the lobby and starting to tear down the brick & cinderblock wall to make room for our new stage.
Meanwhile, Covenant Christian Academy signed a lease to rent the space adjacent to us. We're looking forward to a long and friendly relationship with our new neighbors. (Others confirmed for inclusion in this project are a Crossfit gym and À la Carte Catering + Event Design. We're looking forward to discovering the other neighbors in the offices and warehouses associated with this project in Vint Hill.
Progress Update • March 5
We are waiting on the next wave of construction & engineering drawings from the architect, as well as the final version of the lease from the landlord. We're also waiting on recommendations and specs from our tech consultant regarding the power needs & placement for audio, video, and lighting in the new auditorium. Meanwhile, our teams have met to choose kitchen & classroom cabinetry, as well as consider furniture options. A sample theater seat is at Hope for folks to try. Meanwhile, our Decór Team is gathering to select colors of paint, flooring, trim, and more. (Oh yeah... they've also cut out the opening for the main entrance!)