Our Parish Long Range Planning Conversation
Our Long Range Planning Committee is now meeting each second Wednesday of the month at
All meetings are open to St. Paul's members.
Our Vestry has asked
the congregation to participate in a Long Range Planning process to address our growth-related needs.
trends show that we are running out of space at our Sunday 8:45 and 11:00 services.
We have several other
programs that are stretched for space.
What should we do?
This page will have links about
our ongoing conversation and be a place to post information about our planning process.
Long Range Planning Committee Notes from August 16, 2012
Long Range Planning Committee Notes, June 2012
Long Range Planning Committee Notes from May, 2012
Committee Notes from meeting March, 2012
Long Range Planning Committee Notes from February 16, 2012 meeting
Notes from Long Range Planning Committee Meeting, December 2011
Notes from Long Rang Planning Committee meeting November 17,2011
Drawing of Current Buildings (first floor)
Drawing of Current Buildings Second Floor
Below are links to some
preliminary drawings that are some early concepts from our discussion with the Long Range Planning Committee.
been taking suggestions from staff, program leaders, and the committee since these have been drawn. We’ve had
a lot of constructive input. I’m sure these plans will change significantly as we talk further. We also
haven’t priced anything. We continue to imagine other possibilities. NOTHING is decided, or even preliminarily
The committee has been looking at ideas that would do two things:
expand the worship space by moving the chancel (choir) behind the altar in a space that would add to the church building toward
the east; (also under consideration -- wider transcepts); and
(2) replace the area now bounded by the east side of the Garth
(from Charlie's office through the old bathrooms) and by the current youth center, and build a 3 or four floor program space.
We've got a couple of initial renderings from architects Bob Kelly and from Stacey & Bret Park.
These drawings are places to begin conversation. They are linked below.
Preliminary Draft Drawings by Bret & Stacey Park, 1st floor
Preliminary Draft Drawings by Bret and Stacey Park, floor 2
Preliminary Draft Drawings by Bret and Stacey Park, floor 3
Preliminary Draft Drawings by Bret and Stacey Park, floor 4
Amended drawings from Bob Kelly
These 5 pages on the link above tweak the 10-page set from Bob Kelly at the link below. (be sure to look at
the other, earlier set of Kelly drawings also)
The first page shows an overall 1st floor drawing. There are several
floor elevations for all of our first floor concepts because of the hight variations of our lot and our current buildings.
1 -- In the church, the white background shows additional seating in the nave.
p. 1 -- The pink represents the communion
area bounded by an altar rail. The rail could be accessed from the nave level (making it assessible for wheechairs and
others who are blocked by steps). The communion area would be raised about a foot above the nave level.
p. 1 --
The green represents an elevated area for the chancel and sanctuary. An adjoining hallway, sacristy and vesting area
is at the same level.
p. 1 -- The brown area shows the choir department, acessible by steps or elevator from the Welcome
p. 1 -- The gray area is at a lower elevation (even with the Library and front hall), with restrooms and a large
p. 2 -- Shows a 2nd floor drawing with balcony seating in the church transcepts; class and meeting
rooms, restrooms, kitchenette in the program building.
p. 3 -- Shows one version of a 3rd floor in the program building
with flexible spaces for classrooms and meeting rooms, also restrooms and kitchette.
p. 4 -- Shows two side cut-through
views. The top view from the east section of the buildings. The bottom view a few feet west, cutting through the
p. 5 -- Computer generated perspectives from inside the church, from the Welcome Center, and from
the parking lot.
Early preliminary Draft: from Bob Kelly (this is a 5.2K .pdf file; please be patient as it opens)
Here’s what each of the 10 pages shows in the Kelly drawings linked above:
p. 1 – Bird’s eye view
p. 2 – current buildings 1st floor
p. 3 – current buildings 2nd floor
p. 4 – design – 1st floor
p. 5 – cutaway of church
p. 6 – design – 2nd floor
p. 7 – design – 3rd floor
p. 8 – side views, east/west
p. 9 – welcome center view
p. 10 – sky view
Summary of Long Range Needs (from interviews)
Summary of More Immediate Needs
Notes from the Long Range Planning Committee Meeting May 26
Notes from the Long Range Committee meeting April 12
Notes from the March 17 Committee Meeting
Notes from 1999 Raise the Roof Interviews
Notes from Long Range Planning Comm. Feb. 16, 2011
Notes from Long Range Planning Comm. meeting January 12, 2011
Notes from Long Range Committee Meeting, December 7, 2010
Notes from Long Range Planning Committee meeting November 10, 2010