By Holy Trinity Lutheran Feb 05, 2011
The Building Committee has been working hard with the City of Thousand Oaks and our Architect and Contractor to prepare finished building plans that meet all the many code requirements. The Committee will be presenting an update of the plans to HTLC Council at the next meeting so that plans maybe finalized, with next step being securing of a loan. Each step will result in a brief Congregational Meeting to vote. A recap of our project follows.
From the Building Committee:
What Have We Agreed On
This is a recap of what we have agreed on through a 5-year process of small group and committee meetings, a Long Range Plan, a Facility Usage Study and several congregational votes. Our goal is to use this information to help the architect and Building Committee turn these ideas into the specific drawings needed to develop the facilities we will use in our next 50 years of ministry.
Overall Project Ideas
Ministry always needs to be the primary focus of our efforts. The buildings are simply tools to further our mission as a congregation.
Any new space should be designed to be utilized for multiple purposes.
All construction should be phased to minimize disruption to the Honey Tree school day and other ministries.
The overall plan should incorporate a central campus and unified master use design.
Parking needs to provide close proximity to the sanctuary/central campus.
Buildings must be easily accessible to people of all ages and levels of mobility.
There is an overall need for more storage.
We should incorporate environmentally conscious “green” elements.
Three Main Building Areas
Large Fellowship Hall/Multi-Purpose Meeting Room With Classrooms
NEW FELLOWSHIP HALL
Large multi-purpose room where we can all meet as a congregation.
Six classrooms, three of which should be 1,000 sq. feet.
Wired for new technology, with flexibility to incorporate new technologies.
Used for Village Sunday School, VBS, Happy Timers, Bible Studies and more.
Media centers in several rooms.
Moderately-sized improved kitchen facility
Features to include large refrigerator with ice maker or separate industrial ice maker, garbage disposal, warming ovens, water spigot, smaller restaurant style coffee pots,, dishwasher (racks/professional style), microwave, griddle, farm sink, island, self-cleaning oven, real dishes – enough for 50 (Corelle) with coffee mugs and soup bowls, numerous electrical outlets including on the preparation island(s), ample storage(with separate cabinets for each group), nice lighting, nice looking floor with easy maintenance, lightweight tables with smooth surface for easy cleaning, enough matching table cloths for all the tables (preferably white)
Good acoustics for both musical performances and events.
Storage for homeless shelter and other groups.
Improved temperature controls.
Men and women’s restrooms, with showers.
Janitorial space and laundry facility.
Phased construction approach to minimize disruption.
Nursery, which can also be used on Sundays and other events (VBS, Concert for the Homeless, Trunk or Treat) should include a toddler bathroom and full toddler change setup.
New Honey Tree Directors office and new classroom.
More storage and teacher prep area.
Additional playground with proximity to classrooms.
Access to Fellowship Hall for rainy days.
Dedicated Youth Center.
Upgrade from the Hut: safe, clean, more room and better external lighting.
Private Offices for Youth Director & Children’s Christian Ed.
Media area, technology space and library/resource area.
Pass-through access from parking lot.
Noise reduction for Fireside Room.
ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE BUIDLING
The architect has presented a vast number of “Green” building opportunities and strategies including specific building materials, landscaping, photovoltaic/solar, water efficiency, windows, energy and lighting options. Though these can incur additional costs, they will be a major part of the plan development.
The complete Facility Usage Study (including the individual ministry feedback information and Long Range Plan) is available as PDF’s on the Holy Trinity website: www.htlcto.org. If you do not have computer access or would like a hard copy print out, please call the Church Office at (805) 492-1234.
We Need Your Feedback
- What Have We Left Out
- Is There Anything Else We Need To Add
Please join us at the following times for this discussion:
- Saturday, September 13, 8:00 am Men’s Group Meeting
- Sunday, September 14, 9:45 am and 11 am
- Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 pm, Church Library