As shared during the annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 13, The Portico project will break ground in February 2023. Construction and a grand opening ceremony are anticipated to be completed in September 2023.
The project will be funded entirely outside of the annual budget with over 95% of the needed funds, $3.5 million, already committed by the lead donor family along with other donors.
Due to inflation and adjustments to the initial project scope, the project budget has increased to $4.1 million and will include two phases. Phase 1 (the initial $3.5 million) will include the pavilion and surrounding pathway. Phase 2 will include the master plan pathway and playground.
Additional donor funding conversations for Phase 2 are currently in process, and the church will be updated in early to mid 2023. Members will have an opportunity to learn more about the second phase of the project and approve the use of the additional funds raised at the March 2023 Congregational Meeting.