"Get Me To The Church On Time" : Updates on Construction Projects

“Get Me to the Church On Time”: 

Updates on Construction Projects


Driving to and from the Church

From East, West and South, unchanged. Coming from the north we recommend exiting I-71 South at Broad Street. Take Broad Street to Ninth Street. Enter church parking from Ninth Street.

From I-670, take Cleveland Avenue to Long Street. Follow the Cleveland Avenue detour signs: Turn East on Long Street to Washington Avenue; south to Broad Street. Turn right at Broad Street west to Ninth Street. Enter church parking from Ninth Street.

Depart the North Lot using Ninth Street south to Broad Street (right turn only), or through the West Lot or alley. Depart the West Lot using Cleveland Avenue (right turn, northbound only).

Parking Access for All Projects

The West Lot can be accessed from Cleveland Avenue northbound from Broad Street only, the alley north of the Carriage House, and from the North Lot via the alley.

Access to the North Lot will be from Ninth Street northbound from Broad Street.

Building Access for All Projects

The Ninth Street door will ONLY be open on Sundays. Please use the North Education Wing Entrance at all other times!

From the North Lot, enter through the North Education Wing Doors. Ninth Street doors will not be open or monitored during the week. Elevator access will be maintained throughout the project. Follow signs.

From the West Lot, use the sidewalk at the center of the lot to come around the Park construction fence to the West or Broad Street doors.

Building Exterior Restoration – Phase 1

This church project will be performed on the eastern ‘Parish House’ part of the building and will include removal and rebuilding of all windows, replacement of steel lintels, and tuck pointing all mortar joints. Offices and meeting spaces will be relocated during this time. Scheduling for all meetings and use of the building is mandatory.

Current Activity:

SSRG contractor is wrapping up stone work on the North side of the Parish House.  Scaffolding moving to the East side (Ninth Street) mid-June where work will continue as before.

Window removal is complete.  Test window has been installed in the Custodial Office.  Windows will be restored at Bovard Studios in Iowa.  Restored windows scheduled for installation in October.

Church Main Office has been relocated.  Look for directional signs.

Ninth Street entrance closed except Sundays and for emergency exit.  All persons please enter the building at the North Ed Wing door. 


Anticipated Completion: October 31, 2018

Gladden Social Justice Park

This church project will transform the south end of the West Lot along Broad Street and along the east side of Cleveland Avenue into a community green space with numerous special features and artwork.

Anticipated Completion: September

Current Activity:

Concrete contractors working on footings for screen.  First concrete pour anticipated week of June 4th.  Additional excavation and debris removal.  Installation of additional storm water drains happening soon.

Creative Campus Roadway Improvements

This City of Columbus project will upgrade the roadway, sidewalks, pedestrian safety, lighting and aesthetic elements of Cleveland Avenue, Gay Street, Ninth Street and Washington Avenue.

Anticipated Completion: October 22, 2018

Current Activity:

Continuing work on Cleveland Avenue and Gay Street.  First phase scheduled for completion by July 4.

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