"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. Use the North Education Wing Entrance at all other times! Both doors will be locked shortly after the Sunday 11 a.m. service begins. The elevator, Broad Street and West Lot doors will still be available.

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 avoid the Park construction fence. Continue 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 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:

Scaffolding and fencing has moved to the East and South sides of the building where work will continue as before. All persons are encouraged to avoid the Ninth Street doors. Please exit the building thru the North Ed Wing doors or elevator ONLY. Church Main Office has been relocated. Look for directional signs.


Anticipated Completion: November 12, 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 are continuing with forming and pouring walls. Electrical underground work will commence soon. All main storm drains are complete. Backfilling of excavated areas to begin.


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:

Current work on Cleveland Avenue and Gay Street scheduled to be complete around mid-August. Work on Cleveland Avenue has been switched to the West side. Traffic will continue to be a single lane North-bound only. Work on Washington Avenue has begun. Washington Avenue has been reduced to one lane southbound only. Traffic on Ninth Street will continue to be 2-way.


Women’s Restroom Renovation and Family Restroom Addition

This church project will involve the Women’s restroom on the Ground Floor near the Parish Hall and transform the space formerly used for the Custodial Office into a Family Restroom and small office. Fixtures will be replaced, sinks added, tile will be replaced and added that will resemble the historic tile. Utilities will be updated as needed. The doorway and furnishings for the Family Restroom will be ADA compliant.

Anticipated Completion: August 2018

Current Activity:

Building permits have been issued. Final planning and material acquisition is on-going. Custodial Office has been relocated to the Middle School room. Old floor tile installed with asbestos containing adhesive has been removed. Women’s Restroom is still available currently. Demolition will commence Monday July 30. Water will be shut off in the entire building for the day on Wednesday August 1.  The Women’s Restroom will not be available for use once demolition and renovation work begins. Please use other available restrooms throughout the building.



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