Property Evaluation Task Force
The Board of Trustees has determined that we cannot expand at our present location, as it is not a good fit for helping us grow in our mission.
Over the course of many years, as options were explored to allow room for JUC to grow, the idea of expanding in JUC’s current location has come up, and has, in fact, been done multiple times. The most recent renovation and expansion project was completed in 2005 with the addition of the chapel, the Religious Education wing and significant remodeling of the Mills Building for office and classroom space.
Because expansion in the current location is a logical idea to pursue, it was included in the initial stages of this iteration of analyzing growth options. The feasible limit has now been reached on that option. This documents the research and reasons for this conclusion - a culmination of of analysis and work that the Board has done in conjunction with our Commercial Real Estate Agent and our Property Evaluation Task Force [Wendy Williams (Senior Minister), Kathy Covert (Board President), Mark Baker (Architect), Jim Matera (retired builder and Owner Representative for our last renovation project), David DiGiacomo (Attorney), David Fleck (Board Trustee and Architect), and Tom Goodreid (Board Trustee and Attorney), Carol Wilsey (Church Administrator)].
Adjacent Property to the East is Not Available Nor Desirable
Other Limitations of the Current Property
Based on this analysis and extensive discussion, at its meeting on January 11, 2018, the Board of Trustees voted affirmatively on a motion to end further discussion in regard to the possibility of expansion on the current site and acquisition of the neighboring property.