November 2: Latest Update on Construction Projects

“Get Me to the Church On Time”: Updates on Construction Projects



Driving to and from the Church

Ninth Street is CLOSED until further notice.

From East, West and South, use Cleveland Avenue to access West and North Lots. Coming from the north we recommend exiting I-71 South at Broad Street. Take Broad Street to Cleveland Avenue. Enter ALL church parking from Cleveland Avenue.

From I-670, take Cleveland Avenue south. Turn left at Gay Street and then right into the alley on the west side of the North Lot.  Look for directional signs.

You may also continue south on Cleveland Avenue and turn left into the alley by the Carriage House which will lead to the North Lot or turn left into the West Lot. 

Parking Access for All Projects

The West Lot can be accessed from Cleveland Avenue.  Access to the North Lot will be from Cleveland Avenue to the alley alongside the Canzani Center.

Depart the North Lot using the alley to the west. Depart the alley or West Lot using Cleveland Avenue north and south.

Building Access for All Projects

Access will be thru the North Education Wing Entrance at all times! This door 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. Elevator access will be maintained throughout. Follow signs.

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.

Current Activity:

Work on the East end of Gay Street and Washington Avenue continues.  Washington Avenue will continue to be one lane southbound.

Ninth Street will close Friday, November 2 for 3 – 4 weeks.  Access for delivery vehicles to CMOA only.  No other traffic permitted.  Ninth Street entrance to the church will be closed due to replacement of the sidewalk and other construction work.  

Use the North Education Wing doors at all times.

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:

Window re-installation and other miscellaneous tasks will be happening into the middle of November.  Please avoid work areas and equipment.

Church Main Office and other staff offices will remain in the Education Wing until all work is complete.  Look for directional signs.

Anticipated Completion: November 12, 2018


 Gladden Social Justice Park


Ground Level Restroom Renovation and Addition


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