Construction Pictures: Week of July 18th

Construction continues on the planned Wide-Open Doors projects. Here, we get a look at the new entrance to the Bradley Building, progress on the new connector tot he McGeachy Building, open walls and new office spaces.


Foundation to connector

Foundation to connector
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Construction Update: Current Projects

Decatur Presbyterian continues work on planned construction for the Wide-Open Doors Campaign projects all summer. Here’s a look at what happened last week and what’s ahead this week. Keep up with the latest news here on the DPC website!

Last week:

  • Formed site stairs on the south side
  • Abated asbestos in the old Church office area
  • Continued to install electrical conduit for new services
  • Roughed in the walls in the 3rd floor restrooms in McGeachy building
  • Graded new playground area

This week:

  • Plaster repair begins in the Phase 1 floors
  • Install new ceilings in Phase 1 areas
  • Continue roughing in walls of large restrooms
  • Pour the site stairs on south side
  • Continue with the new elevator walls
  • Shore floor in old church office area and start demo of existing walls
  • Continue steel install in N. connector area.

Construction Updates: A First Look

Crews are hard at work on the planned construction for the Wide-Open Doors campaign! Walls have come down, forms for new walls have gone up, space has been made for a new elevator shaft, and much more is now underway. Take a look at the first images of the work that’s begun!

Wide-Open Doors: Construction Progress

Chancel Choir Room

Chancel Choir Room
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The updated Chancel Choir Room is underway.

Wide-Open Doors Town Hall Meetings Planned

Decatur Presbyterian Church will hold three townhall meetings to give updates on the Wide-Open Doors campaign in the coming weeks! All are invited and encouraged to attend sessions planned for June 25, July 30, and August 20 right after worship. These sessions will provide participants updates on the progress of campaign projects, and allow the chance to get answers to your questions.

Construction Update: Open Entrances

While the church undergoes planned construction, many doors and hallways will be inaccessible. Most groups have relocated to new gathering spaces temporarily to accommodate the work. A full list of groups and their temporary meeting spaces can be found here. The below map shows which entrances are open, and which are not. Please consider this when coming to the church for Sunday worship or group meetings. There is also signage posted around the church to help you navigate the building and identify closed entrances.

We greatly appreciate your patience as we make room for work crews during this exciting project!

Where Do I Go? Alternate Meeting Spaces for Construction

Planned construction on the Decatur Presbyterian Church Campus begins soon! During that time, meeting spaces for most groups that meet at the church will temporarily change to accommodate the work. A document listing all of the planned meeting spaces has been published on the DPC website. Details are given for the meeting spaces of groups ranging from church staff, to Sunday Small Groups, and others.

Where Do I Go?

The document makes clear that these meeting locations are “planned,” and while no changes are expected, they are possible. Any changes on short notice will be communicated by group leaders.

Please take a moment to review the list. Find the groups you participate in to find where they will meet during the construction process. If you have any questions, please contact DPC’s volunteer Campaign Coordinator, Elizabeth Orth, at