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Building Team Update 7/30/2023

· Jon Malden, Treasurer, and member of the leadership council and building team, gave a

building project update on Sunday, July 30.


· This summer, the team has continued meeting twice per month and have a high-level list of

tasks and milestones, and we continue to push forward and are making good progress.


· In June, the building team had a full update meeting with the council where several key

topics were discussed, and gained more alignment in what a potential site plan may look

like on the YMCA’s property and discussed different legal protections and structure around

facility sharing and partnership with the YMCA.


· For those that may be new to the plan to build on the YMCA’s property – this possibility

arose because the greater Dallas YMCA is looking to redevelop this entire facility.


· Thus, over the past 1-2 years COR has been in discussions with the YMCA about

constructing a new church building on their property and doing it in such a way that COR

could not only utilize existing parking and infrastructure, but also develop spaces that the

two organizations can share such as childcare and classrooms, like COR is already doing

now while renting the YMCA’s gym. This makes a lot of since given that the two organizations don’t use those spaces at the same time of the week, and all of this is

expected to provide material cost savings on the building project.


· But beyond helping reduce the cost of construction, the council and building team also

see God providing an opportunity for COR to be located right in the heart of Flower

Mound and Lewisville and Denton county where many of parishioners live, and the change

to become a rooted and restful gathering place right next to Flower Mound’s Town Hall

and adjacent to another long-time Christian organization in the Y that is committed to the

location, where COR can have the opportunity to minister to the community in new ways.


· The building team and the Council and staff continue to pursue this opportunity and see it

as consistent with striving to live-into the vision of being Rooted, Restful, and Relational.


· Working with another organization on a joint development is complex and it is an evolving

situation, but things are starting to progress more quickly, and we’ve continued to meet

monthly with the Dallas YMCA CEO and their attorney and chief property officer.


· Currently, the COR and YMCA teams are working toward drawing a preliminary site plan

and plan to have another pre-development meeting with the Town, which is a forum where

the Town will hopefully confirm that the overall plan should work and to make sure that all

parties understand the requirements the Town will have for the development, including

utilities, fire lanes, retention ponds, setbacks, etc.


· It is the hope that after that next pre-development meeting the COR and YMCA teams can

start developing more concrete plans and initial cost estimates and start discussion legal

terms, so in the coming months it is the hope that more specific information can be shared

with COR members.


· The building team will continue giving status updates every month or so.


· Please feel free to ask anyone on the building team any questions you may have – that includes Jon Malden, Vicky Gunning, April Gilley, Steve Westbrook, David Stocker, Dean

Moyer, and Logan Adcock.

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