School electrical –
completed last fall, this project improved the school’s electrical facilities,
including new circuit breakers and control panel. Total project cost: $88,000.
Accessibility – bids for modernization of the school
elevator are under review and work will commence shortly on a complete
modernization of the school elevator. Total project cost: $140,000. Church
Accessibility – plans to improve accessibility of the
church and parish center are key to design of a beautiful new entrance and
gathering space that will connect the church and parish center, provide
accessibility to all levels of both buildings and add much needed bathrooms on
Undercroft – the final piece of the building projects
has been designed to take advantage of the existing beauty of our undercroft,
while upgrading lighting, flooring and fixtures. Plans also call for new serving and meeting
areas within this space. When completed,
the project will provide a fully functioning space for meetings, gatherings, and
programs, immediately adjacent to new bathrooms and elevator.
Total project cost for church accessibility
and undercroft: $4.2
Remodel Undercroft and Provide Greater Accessibility - Saint Thomas More’s facilities provide limited space for the many groups and activities taking place at our parish. The vision includes remodeling our undercroft for multi‐purpose social and meeting space. Remodeling the undercroft will include a new kitchen to provide necessary functions for receptions and banquets, funeral luncheons, Ignatian and Jesuit speaker events, as well as hosting programming for parishioners and guests of all ages. It is important that our entire facility is accessible for all parishioners and guests. There is currently no handicapped accessibility to the undercroft, and Saint Thomas More only has one accessible restroom. Along with the remodel, we plan on including an elevator to provide church worship space and undercroft access. We would also like to add additional handicapped accessible restrooms.
Exterior School Building Windows - These windows have passed their life
expectancy and need to be replaced before further damage occurs. This
initiative would include replacing all windows throughout the school building.
The Capital Campaign Committee will keep you informed throughout the next few
months through pulpit announcements, mail, email and other forms of
communication. We will also hold gatherings to offer additional opportunities
for questions and answers.