Building and Land Use (BLU) Committee Updates – June 2021
Over the past several months, exciting things have occurred regarding the anticipated development of our future home on the Mother Teresa property. Here are a few highlights.
The building and site construction drawings are completed and working their way through the final steps of the Cary town approval process. At this point, we don’t expect any surprises. Those plans have essentially been reflected on presentation boards and various bulletin materials distributed over the past few months. We’re excited about the final design of the project and thankful to Little (our architectural firm) and McAdams (our engineering firm) for their creative and steady efforts.
We completed an extensive bidding process earlier this spring, including interviewing three highly qualified and closely competitive companies. After evaluating many variables, we selected The Resolute Building Company to be our general contractor.
Due to current market conditions, it was necessary to approach the diocese for a relatively small increase in our projected loan amount, which was within our expectations and substantiated. Our Mother Teresa Finance Council not only supported the additional loan request but also put together an effective presentation for the diocese, reflecting our community’s ability to support repayment of the loan comfortably.
The construction contract agreement with Resolute has been finalized, and on-site construction started June 14. So the expected completion date will be in September 2022. In preparation for construction, the Our Lady of Grace statue and the Stations of the Cross pictures have been removed for safe storage. Other items have been repositioned for protection on the concrete platform/pergola area.
The commencement of construction is a significant and exciting step in our journey. Considering the natural buffers that will remain along Yates Store Road, we recognize it won’t be easy to see how things are progressing. Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, the property is no longer accessible to the community for our use.
We know parishioners will be eager to see what’s going on, so we’ll provide pictures from time to time reflecting our progress. However, we respectfully request that our parishioners refrain from visiting the property (even on the weekends) as it will be an evolving construction site with often unsafe conditions.
On behalf of the BLU Committee, we remain appreciative of the tremendous support, patience, and efforts of so many and especially Father Daniel, for his continuing leadership in our journey. Thank you.