January Sanctuary Update

January Sanctuary Update

January 2022 kicks off the start of a milestone year at OCUUC as we begin deconstruction of the two-story Suite 4 and construction of the new sanctuary where Suite 4 once stood. Hooray!

The question Nancy Loughrey and I are asked most often is "when will the deconstruction and construction activity begin on site?" And the answer we provide is the same--when we receive our building permit. Once that happens, the process will move full speed ahead toward a dedication ceremony before the end of 2022.

Work continues on tying down all the details for approval so that the building permit can be obtained. We have been thrown a few curve balls by the transition at Costa Mesa City Hall with the lead on our project--Associate Planner Katelyn Walsh--going on to another position elsewhere and turning over our project to new Assistant Planner Jarrod Coleman, who assumed Katelyn's duties in November. Turnover is not unusual in city government staff positions and our architects at domusstudio are experienced at dealing with transitions such as the one we have encountered.

So our team continues to meet, to bring the new city staff member up to speed and to move forward with new requests being made by the city.

Just a reminder that if you have personal belongings in any of the storage areas of Suite 4, you need to take them with you during January. After February, it will be too late! Thanks in advance for lending a hand. PUG has already begun the process of removing items from Suite 4 according to a comprehensive schedule developed by Nancy.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact me at craigspery@aol.com.


Craig Spery is the chair of the sanctuary planning and construction committee, a subgroup of the Property Use Group (PUG).