- Phone: (763) 434-5995
- Mailing Address: 16150 Crosstown Blvd. NW., Andover, MN 55304
We are excitedly looking forward to the completion of our parking lot and the great first impression it will bring to our guests. Without a doubt, this project will help us accomplish our vision "to be a community, compelled by Christ love to bless our world."
Last summer we became aware of a reality that brings a significant change in the scope of the parking lot project. The general contractor failed to assess the state of our current parking lot properly and made the incorrect assumption that the parking lot could be simply re-surfaced. This assumption was the basis of the project receiving our initial bid of $400,000. The reality is that there is not adequate thickness in the base layer to support the new surface.
Not being able to do a simple resurface has significantly altered the project. Since resurfacing is not possible, a total reclamation will have to be done. Our current estimate is that this change of scope will bring an increase of approximately $130,000 to the project.
We've taken to following actions as we move forward with the project:
Additional gifts towards the parking lot project would be welcome and would limit any potential adverse effects on other areas of the budget.
In closing, our team was surprised by the change in scope. However, we can all recognize that projects such as this often come with unexpected costs or delays. We give thanks to God that the necessary information came to light before the project began.