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dwntwnboy Nov 30, 2012
"And the reason they're moving an entire building, rather than build one? Because of government regulations"- and there is a reason for each and every one of those "regulations" and they are usually associated with the safety of the people who will be in the building. I like the idea of strict safety and building codes- it keeps us all safer, just like clean air and water codes try and do the same thing. Love that they used a building that was just sitting empty and moved it for use rather than spending money on building another building from scratch- not to mention they said it was CHEAPER- that alone is reason enough not to build anything new, times are tough, money is tight.
winstondawg Nov 30, 2012
If not worshipers have warmed the pews in over 30 years, I guess I imagined my wedding worship service there in 2005. For the record, worship was held regularly (2 times/year + weddings or other services) until 2009.
As for why the are moving it, they are moving it because they want to. They had plans to build a new building there, so that was certainly possible, and the "significant" savings the Canon mentions are only about $7/square foot, or about 4%.
The Church of the Advocate owes big thank you to the residents of Germanton. We've paid for their 4% savings with 33% of our church buildings.
Milkman Nov 30, 2012
Tsquaring, I saw that and laughed as well. Once more people figure that out I'm sure there will be a lot fewer construction jobs in the Chapel Hill area.
thefensk Nov 30, 2012
tsquaring --- in Chapel Hill? Yes, I can believe that.
tsquaring Nov 29, 2012
And the reason they're moving an entire building, rather than build one? Because of government regulations.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58