In November 2019, we signed a binding Purchase Agreement and opened escrow on a 4-acre property on Dublin Canyon Road in Pleasanton, California for building a new place of worship for His Church in the Tri-Valley area. Find out more about the property in the Building Project presentation made at the December 8, 2019 General Assembly meeting.
February 2020 Update
The Holy Spirit is continuing to lead us in our journey. The escrow process for the Dublin Canyon, Pleasanton property is progressing nicely.
Significant progress continues to be made on the project. Here’s what’s happened in January 2020:
· Assigned a project manager/engineer by the City of Pleasanton development department for us to work with; received clarifying questions to our preliminary submission made in late 2019
· Also received guidance on required information/studies for our final submission to the City (currently in progress with our architects, engineer, and other consultants)
· Signed agreements/contracts with all sub-consultants and engineers for the various studies needed for the formal project submission package (all but 2-3 studies have already been completed)
· Engaged with one city councilmember to introduce ourselves, explain who we are, and how our presence in Pleasanton will be mutually beneficial
· Worked with our architects to develop an initial working draft of project designs that will form the basis of further discussions
We are continuing to work with our architects to develop at least three project designs (thanks to the feedback we received in our parishioner survey) for determining our final design selection and for submitting to the City of Pleasanton. We also plan to finalize and submit our formal Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Conditional Use Permit (CUP) package to the City of Pleasanton by the end of February.
We received an additional $350k in cash the last week of December for the campaign, and one other family generously increased their pledge. This means we now have over $2.6 million pledged for the Building Project and of that, just under $1.9 million has already been collected from 53 families.
Over three years ago, our community “cast our nets,” beginning our capital campaign to purchase a property and build a new sanctuary to further witness our faith. Learn about our campaign in the Vision For Our Future Building Project Report.
If you would like to make a donation or pledge to our capital campaign, please contact a member of the campaign committee: Fr. Niko Bekris, Justin Bosl, Matthew Jameson, Nick Vriheas, and Gary Wallner. You can also donate online: