With the steel structure nearing completion, the project is entering a period of increased complexity and coordination.
We would like to welcome a new Superintendent to the job, Jim Williams, and a part-time engineer to help coordinate challenging aspects of the project. Please be praying for each of the key players, especially Aaron Lee, the project manager. He was out for a couple of weeks after he was involved in a serious auto accident as he left the job site. His truck was totaled, and, after a couple days in the hospital, he is back leading, thanking God for His grace and protection.
The steel structure is close to completion as the steel crew prepares the decks for receiving concrete. Currently, the deck (second/third floor) concrete pours are scheduled for the week of July 8, but the contractor is working hard to see is we can get that work done earlier. We have had some delays with the stairs so please pray for a speedy resolution and fabrication.
As soon as the concrete is poured and cured, several subcontractors begin work on the exterior, as well as the framing and drywalling. All underground utilities such as water, sewer, electrical, gas, and communications will also be done in July.
Hi-Diddly Ho, Neighborino!
The owner of the property to the east has a signed lease to build an ice-skating arena (see Seattle Times article), and they plan to start construction in July. This puts some pressure on our project, as we have relied on the use of the empty lot next door. Going forward, we will need a modified erosion control plan, and will need to move the water holding tanks, which comes with expense. This work directly affects the utilities work we will begin in July.
Also, our architect is working with their engineer on the shared entry between us. We are trying to see if we can work together in this area on grading issues, utility installation, and soil erosion controls such as a smaller water holding pond placement. We are pursuing a shared cost arrangement since their site work is soon to be underway. If this happens, it would be a significant blessing.
**NEW** CFG Cam
As the construction advances, it will be harder to get a good view of the site from just one side of the property. So we’re working the angles and added a second live streaming camera. Check out the new live camera feed from the construction trailer. (View this on our website or through the COTR Mobile App.
The Terrace Addition
In a special Family Meeting on Sunday, June 23, the formal membership voted to approve the advisory council’s recommendation to build the terrace. Engineering and permitting activities have begun to support the timeline for construction of the terrace. The approval and permitting of the terrace is a concern. Please pray that we receive the approval from the city.
Our lender, First Citizens Bank, has agreed that we may use the existing line of credit to assist with cash flow on construction of the terrace and furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E).
Capstone Sunday Recapped
We gathered as a church family to again express our commitment to the mission of Church on the Ridge, to share the love of Jesus by helping people become fully devoted followers of Christ, by serving and giving to this project. Get a glimpse of what all happened on Capstone Sunday, June 9.
How You Can Help
Thank you for your continued faithfulness in meeting your financial commitments. Keep it up! If you haven’t yet made a commitment to build a Cornerstone for Generations, ask God what He would have you contribute.
The project has been, and continues to be under attack and it can certainly benefit from the spiritual covering. Please continue to pray over the following areas specifically:
- key players on our construction team and our subcontractors
- for safety, unity, and progress
- city approval for the terrace
- favor with the new neighbors
Take a look at the architect’s drawings (PDFs). (Subject to change.) You can see these and more on the display wall in the Mall at Church on the Ridge.Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.