Living Into Our Welcoming Statement
Though surveys and interviews, these are the projects that you selected to remove barriers, improve comfort and create a building that truly welcomes all:
Welcome all who enter our building - no exceptions. In the changing Michigan weather, it is important to have the flexibility to adjust internal air temperature to create a comfortable and safe environment for all who enter the building, while also considering energy costs and efficiencies.
Provide a safe, secure, and structurally sound facility. This speaks to our desire to serve as a community resource for groups inside St. John’s as well as those in our wider community. The primary asset in need of attention is the roof.
In the coming months we will continue to develop our plans for a vibrant and updated facility in greater detail. At this point we are estimating the cost of the accessibility project to be approximately $940,000, the hospitality project to be $760,000, and the structural security project to be $100,000 for a total of $1.8 million dollars. This is the shared vision for the future of our facility, and with your support, we hope to be able to complete all three projects and begin St. John’s second century with a home that truly reflects our mission.