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Meetinghouse Renovation Updates

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The Building and Grounds Committee (B&G) has spent considerable time over the past two years considering how to improve Meetinghouse accessibility and also make other much needed improvements to our facilities.

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After prayerful consideration about how to best provide people of all ages and capabilities access to the life of the meeting, the committee concluded that it would be wise to consider the issues of accessibility to toilets and between levels in the context of the building as a whole and not as isolated projects. The Meeting authorized hiring an architect to prepare a master plan for the Meetinghouse that would address a range of identified building issues.

Since the fall of 2017, the Building and Grounds Committee prepared a detailed program statement outlining the facility needs of the meeting; worked with an architect to explore ways to solve key problems or deficiencies; and also explored the feasibility of solving facilities issues through relocation. Much of this work occurred behind the scenes.

For additional details, see:

3) MMM Program Statement (1/5/2018): A comprehensive description of concerns and goals for the Meetinghouse, not intended to convey a solution, but to be the starting point for an architect to create a master plan for the Meetinghouse.

4) MMM Room Data Sheets (1/5/2018): An addendum to the Program Statement developed to describe the current spaces in the Meetinghouse, how they function, and what room sizes and relationships would better serve our needs.

Contact Building and Grounds Committee: [email protected]

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