Years of planning and meetings and discussions and prayers and – you name it – have now moved to the next stage of our building project. Now it’s on to the chaotic fun and noise as we continue to provide excellent care and opportunities for our residents!
The work has started once again, and will continue for the next 22-24 months.
The primary focus of the past couple of weeks has been demolition work in the U-shaped building sometimes referred to as ‘Old Glory,’ as well as outside work on the north side: continued removal of cottages, removal of part of the road surrounding campus, and grading work. The former will soon become our Assisted Living facility, and the latter our Memory Care wing. Though there are other major components to the project, these two areas of focus have been a part of the process since day one.
On Sunday, April 24, there will be a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony on the lawn in front of Old Glory…4:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend; several key players in the process will share words of welcome, encouragement, and excitement. Refreshments will be served in the old lounge, and there will be an opportunity to make a free-will donation to the project. Regardless of the weather Sunday, a tent will be set up along with some seating available.
As construction progresses, it is important to adhere to safety guidelines, even as curiosity kicks into high gear. The road on the north side of campus is inaccessible, though all current Independent Living residents will retain full access to their homes. Construction vehicles will be coming and going as well, and we ask all pedestrians and drivers to exercise extreme caution.
We continue to invite your involvement. We will ask for your monetary support; we are requesting careful and prayerful consideration of how you might do so. Your continued prayers are essential as well.
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions at any time. After all, we are “living in community” as residents, families, staff, and the community at large.
Thank you for your investment in Pleasantview!