EDGE Property Committee Update May 8, 2019
The EDGE Property Committee is a group of dedicated people who are passionate about seeing our rebuild to completion. They are Reverends Andy and Lorraine, Holly Todd-Williamson, Pat Innes, Scott Sinclair, Crawford Heritage, David Snelgrove, John Clement, Doug Gilpin and Brian North (Chair). We are also fortunate to have the wisdom and insight of Bill Newman, Chair of Council, and Michael Wright from EDGE, who guides us through some intense planning.
Legal documents are basically ready to go with some fine-tuning required, as we get closer to a closing date. We have met with our partners at Succession and Amica and all are anxious to move forward.
Bell equipment has been removed with the exception of the conduit and concrete ductwork. Archaeologists are required to be on site through this process to protect potential sites and this will be done once the site is accessible. All reconnects are complete.
Archeologists are still expected to complete their work within 30 days of getting back on site, weather permitting. Unfortunately weather has not been on our side this spring but we continue to monitor the site and converse with the team.
Our Architects are on track dealing with Structural, Mechanical and Electrical engineers as well as Interior designer, and Acoustical consultants. We expect to sign the final lease agreement within thirty days of the land being deemed as clear.
We fully expect this to be done as early in the summer as possible. Building permit applications still expected to be submitted summer of 2019 Excavation will start shortly after the signed agreement including the compacting of the soil with construction commencing not long after that.
The Church Building should be completed approximately one year from starting construction once the foundation and parking level have been completed. Retirement residence should be completed for occupancy approximately two years from starting.
The EDGE Property Committee continues to work toward meeting the goals as set out by this committee and our partners.
Respectfully submitted by Brian North (Chair of EDGE Property Committee)
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