Watch the 3D fly-through of Building Home Master Plan
Watch the Building Home Premier Event. This was the first reveal of our Master Plan with Grace City.
MEET OUR ARCHITECT
Mel McGowan, AICP, DBIA, LEED, AP creatively leads Storyland Studios' unique, multidisciplinary Spatial Storytelling practice, which integrates master planning, conceptual develpment, architecture, interior and production design, graphics and wayfinding, and dimensional fabrication and installation. Mel is passionate about creating compelling and immersive spatial experiences around the world.
Building Home is our resource initiative to raise the funds necessary to build our church family's home.
WHAT IS OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL?
Our goal is to raise $5M in cash and pledge. This above-and-beyond giving will allow us to start construction on Phase 1 this year.
WHAT IS THE TOTAL COST OF PHASE 1?
Including all site improvements, parking lot, and 33,745 sq. ft. of finished space, Phase 1 is estimated to cost $9.8 Million.
ARE WE WILLING TO TAKE OUT A LOAN?
Yes. The church has consulted with multiple financial advisors to determine the size of loan we can responsibly leverage given our current size, number of donors, giving history, operating budget, and cash flow.
WHEN WILL WE BREAK GROUND & WHEN IS ESTIMATED COMPLETION?
Depending on how soon funds come in and several other factors outside our control, our current critical path has us starting late 2018. We estimate an 18-20 month build out.
ARE THERE MORE PLANS THAN WHAT IS REPRESENTED IN PHASE 1?
Yes, our Master Plan includes an additional 40,000 sq. ft. (approximate). But while we have more vision than resources, we are committed to taking it one step at a time and building at the pace of the Lord provides.
IS GRACE CITY CHURCH CONNECTED TO A DENOMINATION THAT CAN HELP FINANCIALLY?
No. We are a home-grown start-up with no denomination affiliation. All funds raised for operations and captial projects comes locally from the members of Grace City.
HOW MUCH HAVE WE RAISED SO FAR AND WHAT HAS IT BEEN USED FOR?
To date, starting in 2014, the people of Grace City have given a total of $1,817,932 to this dream. As a result, we have been able to pay off the property, secure all necessary permits, consultants, and engineers, complete off-site construction, hire our architect, complete Master Planning, and finish Schematic Design for Phase 1.