Property Expansion and Facilities Improvements – Moving Forward!
We are excited about the progress that has been made toward the plan to update and expand the church property and facilities!
October 2015 Update
To date, over $2 million has been pledged toward our goal of $2.3 million. Due to waiting upon the City of Portland for Building Permits, expansion construction will begin and will be completed in 2016.
$2.3 Million campaign goal. Pledges from individuals/families to date...
Please join us in giving generously to this campaign that will enhance our St. Luke ministry.
June 2015 Update
Our exciting building upgrades and additions are underway!
As we successfully continue to raise funds, some major milestones have been achieved in the physical transformation of our buildings:
Stage 1A Construction Has Begun:
- Successful vacating of SW 46th & SW Florida—Completed
- Installation of new supply wiring and electrical panels—Completed
- Asbestos abatement in lower level (part of sprinkler installation)—Completed
- Installation of fire sprinkler system—Completed
- Installation of fire alarm system—In Process
- Conditional Use Review with City of Portland—In Process
- Groundbreaking Ceremony in anticipation of Stage 1B—June 14th
- Architectural Plans & Engineering (Storm Water Management, etc.)—Near Completion
Stage 1B Construction to follow:
- Construction of expanded Narthex, Vestibule & Covered Porch—Late Summer
- Construction of Stair Tower on back side of building to provide safe access to each level and to add additional square footage on all three levels—Late Summer
- Exterior site work, storm water system, paving, etc.—Late Summer
Photos from the recent “Un-street Fair” and the official ground breaking ceremonies:
Ground Breaking Ceremony 2015
The “Un-street” Fair
News from June 1, 2014 Congregational Meeting
Many thanks to the 78 St Luke members who came to hear an update from the Master Plan Implementation Team. Sixty-nine members voted to approve the resolution authorizing Council to negotiate with the City of Portland to trade certain portions of St. Luke property in return for vacation of the SW 46th Ave and SW Florida St rights-of-way that run through our property, if Council determines it to be in St. Luke’s best interest. This paves the way for a potential amended street vacation ordinance more favorable to St. Luke and the neighborhood to go before Portland City Council in the fall, and for us to submit our development plans for a conditional use review to City of Portland Bureaus by early November. Look for more details in the July Messenger.
We wish to extend a very large THANK YOU to the congregation for their financial support and their vision for this large and involved project. If you haven’t had the opportunity, we invite you to join this challenge to be part of this process with the St. Luke community.
If you would like to contribute, you can easily make a one-time gift or ongoing donation to the Campaign for St. Luke. We thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration of this challenge.
May 2014 Update
Click here to read the latest information from the Master Plan Implementation Team.
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Frequently Asked Questions
December 2013 Update on Property Development
Your Master Plan Implementation Team has been busy with the many details required to move forward on Stage One improvements to our facilities.
Since our last report, we have:
►Met with City of Portland Departments for an Early Assistance Pre-application conference to get clarity on the requirements to complete the street vacating process and obtain the additional city approvals for our project. We should receive written responses to our questions by December.
►Begun work to select and hire a project architect for Stage One.
►Worked with Mark Dustan, Property Committee chair, to firm up plans and budget for kitchen and classroom improvements.
►Assigned Ron Hudson to explore the possibility of a Public Private Venture (PPV) to help fund HVAC improvements.
►Sent regular communications to our near neighbors, neighborhood associations, SWNI, and pedestrian interest groups to keep them updated on our plans.
►Attended the Maplewood Neighborhood Association Meeting to provide up-to-date information on this project and other St. Luke news.
►Received land survey report for the church property from Ferguson Land Surveying
If you have not already done so, please begin fulfilling your pledge to the Capital Fund. Nearly, $1.7 million has been pledged with over $388,000 already given. We are putting your money to work in implementing Stage One of the Master Plan. Please contact the church office if it would be helpful to have pre-addressed offering envelopes to mail your Capital Fund contributions. If you would like to give a stock gift, just call the church. If you would like to give electronically click here.
We appreciate your continued prayers for our work and look forward to answering any questions you may have.
~ Joan Bridgman and Gerry Reese, Master Plan Implementation Team co-chairs
Watch Where We’ve Been…and Where We’re Going!
A great little 4 minute video look back at St. Luke’s beginnings and our plans for the future.
New Video FAQ
Enjoy our latest video featuring questions submitted by members of the congregation and answered by the Campaign for St. Luke leadership Committee…
After several years of work, on October 17, 2012, the Property Development Steering Team unanimously approved a Master Plan for our property. On October 21, 2012, the St. Luke Council also unanimously approved the Plan identified in exhibits A, B, and C of the Property Team proposal (see links below).
After a thoughtful and impassioned discussion, Council concluded that development of the church property according to this Master Plan would strengthen St. Luke ministries to the congregation and to the larger community.
At special Congregational Meetings on December 2nd and 9th St. Luke members approved two resolutions, one to approve the master plan (by 82%) and to create a dedicated Capital Campaign to fund the property expansion.
Below you will find more information about the Campaign. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We promise that you will get a reply from someone on the leadership team!
Click on the links to view the Campaign for St. Luke’s Weekly Flyers!
Here’s more information on the Capital Campaign for St. Luke’s property expansion:
Click on the buttons to view or download the Campaign for St. Luke Messenger…
Here’s the latest…
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Contact us for more details…find out how you can contribute!
NOTE: The downloadable documents are in the PDF file format used by most computers and mobile devices. However if needed, you can download and install the free Adobe Reader® application: