Breaking News – May 2020: Building The Body of Christ Project Plans Submitted to City of Pleasanton!
Our consultant studies, architectural documents, project narrative, and project application for the Dublin Canyon property have been formally submitted to the City of Pleasanton for their consideration. It’s now up to the City to follow up with questions and we can expect public hearings (or virtual public hearings) as we approach the tail end of the City review and approval process. Thanks be to God! Stay tuned for updates over the next few months.
In a non-Covid world, the entitlements process takes approximately four months to complete from the time of submission, but now the timeline may be longer by a month or two, depending on when the City returns to full staffing. We will continue to keep everyone informed on progress being made over the coming months.
March 2020 Update
As we continue on our journey to build a new home for His Church in the Tri-Valley area, we are no longer “casting out our nets.” Our Lord has blessed us and has shown our parish that we “shall see greater things than these” when we trust in Him.
We are now actively moving forward and “Building the Body of Christ” in Pleasanton. This is our new theme for Phases 1-2 of our building project.
We will be sharing the Multi-purpose Facility building plans at the March 8th Stewardship Luncheon. Big thanks to the 78 individuals who completed the Resurrection Building Project Multi-purpose Facility survey in February. Much of the input received has been taken into consideration for the new building plans.
We received an additional $9k in cash for the campaign in February. And, two additional families pledged over $100k in new pledges. We now have over $2.7 million pledged for Building the Body of Christ, and of that, $1.9 million has already been collected from 55 families.
If you would like a member of the Capital Campaign to discuss the project with you, or if you’d like to make a donation/pledge of any amount, please contact a member of the Capital Campaign committee: Fr. Niko Bekris, Justin Bosl, Matthew Jameson, Nick Vriheas, and Gary Wallner.
Project momentum continued moving forward last month:
Meetings with our assigned Project Manager Engineer from the City of Pleasanton Development Dept. for discussing our preliminary submission and addressing city requirements continued.
Significant work with our Architect and sub-consultants and engineers in preparation of our formal project submission package to the City was completed.
Our Architects (in partnership with our committee) developed the initial project designs, which will form the basis of further discussions with the City and with Parishioners. Several rounds of concepts reviews, modifications, and discussions have resulted in an exciting conceptual design, which we shared with the City of Pleasanton’s Planning Department and were met with a mostly positive and favorable reaction.
We engaged with the mayor of Pleasanton to introduce ourselves and explain who we are and how our presence in Pleasanton will be mutually beneficial.
This month, our focus is on:
Continuing work with our Architects to ensure that the draft design concepts meet our Parish’s needs for the near and distant future. The selected building plan will be presented to the Parish Council and other key groups before submission to the City of Pleasanton. Finalizing and submitting our formal Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Conditional Use Permit (CUP) package to the City of Pleasanton.
If you would like to participate on the Building Committee, and have professional skills (construction; project management; engineering; marketing; financial; trades such as plumbing or electrical) you feel would be of value to the project and/or if you are a resident of Pleasanton or have a business or work in Pleasanton, please reach out to George Psefteas, Fawaz Khanachet, or George Efstathiou.