Q: How much will the new building project cost?
A: $17.8 million (25% less than G2G)
Q: Now that Columbia has reached the $10.5 million pledge goal, what's next?
A: The next steps are to update design documents and site plans to reflect changes required to accommodate the increase in building costs. In September, we will submit the site plan to Falls Church City for approval.
Q: Where does the remainder of the $17.8 million cost come from?
A: We plan to finance the remainder through a bank loan. However, the more we raise now, the less we have to pay back to the bank in principal and interest.
Q: How long will it take to build?
A: 20-24 months after we break ground
Q: When do we break ground?
A: Once our site plans have been approved, we will be able to break ground.
Q: Can we still use the current building while the new one is being built?
A: We will be able to continue to use most of the building during construction. There may be times when we cannot use an area of the building for short periods of time. In those cases, we will inform everyone as quickly as possible.
Q: What will happen to the current sanctuary?
A: The current sanctuary will become the new chapel.
Q: What will happen to the 301 Building?
A: Columbia will still use the 301 building however, the Student Ministry offices and programs will move to the new building.