Concept Plans for Future Expansion
Concept plans are developed at a point in time, given the best information available to the congregation and its planners, relative to projected growth. St. Mark’s initial concept plan was developed in 1970 when the original sanctuary and commons were built. But concept plans have changed as congregational goals, finances and property have changed. This concept plan which is being presented by the Vision Committee after about eight months of regular meetings is what the committee currently envisions our ministry could be at the corner of State and Hamilton.
This plan could begin to take shape as early as next year and make take 10 to 15 years to complete. A major push could be made when we celebrate our 50th anniversary as a congregation in 2017. The committee did consider starting a second set for church services, daughtering a congregation, moving the school to a new site, purchasing an empty school building among other considerations. But when all was said and done, our location seemed to be a compelling reason to stay on this site and to expand our ministry here. A major reason the 2009 concept plan looks different than the one developed in 2003 when our last building project enlarged our facility by two classrooms was the purchase of the Patton Street property.
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