Plans for the future Blazer Center campus addition
As part of the next step in our vision for God's kids, this expansion focuses on igniting student opportunities to learn and thrive, deepening our transformational impact on lives.
Within our worship space, learning spaces, performance space, athletic, and gathering spaces, students are treasured and trained so they may be transformed and equipped as the next generation of servant-leaders and restoration workers – now and for their entire lives!
November 2023: Update on the Blazer Center campus expansion plans
Our board of trustees and school leadership have been facing the reality of a challenging economic climate with constantly increasing building costs. They have been actively engaging in reality-based planning to accomplish our original objective of building transforming, meaningful spaces for a growing and flourishing school that would still fall within the original total project cost of $14.7 million approved by the SCCS Society.
Through this planning process, they made decisions that prioritized our multi-purpose performance, athletic, and gathering space, and six middle school classrooms. Additionally, a “value engineered” design/build process was approved to allow coordination between our trusted local contractors and designers to propose more financially efficient solutions throughout the planning and building process. The decision was made to save the 3rd grade classrooms and some team rooms for the next step in our plans.
The strength of support received throughout the process and the giving level we are at helped our board of trustees make the important decision to move forward. The construction bid was awarded to Hoogendoorn Construction for $13.7 million, which is $1 million below our original estimate! If we had continued with the original plans (designed in 2019), the cost would have put us well over $14.7 million.
With hopeful anticipation, we look toward a project start date of March 25, 2024, and pray you will consider helping us reach our $9 million milestone by that date!
Below are some new concept images of the changes that were made to the Blazer Center Lobby.
The gym will be basically the same as the original plans. The biggest change to our original plans is that renovating our current gym with a second level for 3rd grade classrooms will be saved for the next step in our plans.
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