The Building Bulletin: 2021 Year in Review

Building Year in Review The building project had a productive 2021. Last January, we had 50% design completion. We now have 95% construction documents, have passed several important milestones in the city permitting process, and are planning the actual construction! Here’s a summary of where we were, where we’re going, and what’s coming up next. […]

The Building Bulletin September 2021

The long and winding road…  The process of getting a building permit is much more complicated than you might think.  If you want a shed in your backyard, you submit a request, and the building department gives you your permit. The process we are going through with this building is another ball game entirely. As […]

The Building Bulletin August 2021

The Building Expansion Team is excited to update everyone on the hard work we have been doing to move us towards our new sanctuary!  Over the last few months, we have been meeting regularly with our architects, contractor, the city of Fort Collins, and working with different vendors as we move closer to our groundbreaking date.  […]

The Building Bulletin July 2021

We have passed another milestone! The Design Development phase is now complete.  Our next step is Construction Documents, so we are well on our way. The architects are limiting activity while the contractor revises the estimate to account for the more detailed drawings. During the detailed design phase, we identified some areas where we had […]

The Building Bulletin May 2021

The building project has officially completed the schematic design phase! It is great to see the project progressing after our year-long suspension. The output from the schematic design phase was a set of drawings and written specifications for materials and standards to be used in construction. This milestone triggered two important activities. First, our contractor […]

The Building Bulletin April 2021

We have our final design! Not really – now comes the hard part, making sure the building is structurally sound, figuring out where wiring and ductwork goes, and a million other details. Ewers Architecture spent a lot of time in March reviewing comments from the February congregational meeting, holding information sessions, and talking to the […]

Notice of Congregational Meeting

NOTICE OF CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: Foothills’ Board of Trustees will convene a congregational meeting online on Sunday, Feb. 21st at 10:15 am, to vote on the revised building expansion project and authorize the debt that will allow us to complete the project. The meeting will be held via Zoom in Zoom Room 7. Unitarian Universalist churches […]

The Building Bulletin: September 2020

After our pandemic break, the Building Expansion Team (BET) is back on the job. When we left you, the board had authorized going forward with our building project and the congregation approved the financing plan. Since then much has changed. The BET has been looking at our new world and identified some questions to address: