Search Status -- Two meetings to gear up for the "Find a Home" phase of our collective journey are generating great energy for relocating our church home. Thanks to everyone who participated! Here's what's underway:
With support from our consultants, a strong team of dedicated volunteers has stepped up to begin the process of assessing available properties for relocating once the sale is final. The Site Selection team, co-led by Kathy Leoni and Elissa Foster will use criteria compiled with input from a large number of Unity North Shore members and stakeholders prior to the onset of Covid. They will also consider our changing needs, our fluctuating size and our current income levels as they consider available properties. They will look at properties for rent and for purchase, as well as space-sharing opportunities in the area.
In addition to the Site Selection Team, five others are beginning work. They are:
Interior Design, headed by Sharon Meyers
Finance, led by Cathy Mathis
Communications, headed by Martin Taylor
Move Team, led by Ruth Runeborg
Special Meetings Team, headed by Susan Flynn.
It’s important to note that these are simply the beginning steps of locating available properties. We will continue to keep you updated along the way as the teams progress. Also note, in accord with our bylaws, we will only sign a contract or lease agreement after gaining approval from our voting members.
Status of Sale
The purchaser's plans for our property (Kensington School) were approved by the City of Evanston's Design Review Committee on April 12. Kensington is currently working on an easement agreement with our Williamsburg Co-Op neighbors, and awaiting approval from the City for zoning variances, and the Illinois Department of Transportation for approval on new entry/exit points.