Wait. Is this what we are doing?
I must confess I have the flu. I have had a nagging fever for over a week. I rarely get sick, so I get quite bewildered when it happens. I am doing so much resting, hydrating and so on. Totally aggravating.
Last Wednesday, we had our final design meeting. This, of course, was the day I started getting a fever. I was unsure at the time what was going on, but when I got home that evening, I had a temp of 102. Despite not knowing I was indeed sick during the meeting – it was amazing! Each person in the room expressed concerns or confirmed that the current thinking was spot on. Only two action items to following up on. I am very grateful to everyone input!
A big take away was on schedule:
Drawing production - complete Second Quarter 2019
Design Development- January 15- 6-week duration
Permit Set- March 01- 6-week duration
Construction Documents- April 15- 6-week duration
Construction BID Set Released- May 31
Construction- anticipated Fourth Quarter 2019
This was good to get this out to the group. Many folks keep asking me how is construction going? I always laugh and say this is a significant process and requires many, many, steps, which is drastically different than how Fringe has adapted venues. We are not building a temporary Fringe Festival venue. The goal, which often does not get mentioned anymore, is to be up to code. Especially in the scene shop!
After much discussion, we are increasing the square footage for the gallery. I met this week with the Architect and Program Manager to re-draft the plan. FOA ( floor to area ratio ) is a major factor when shifting the size of program areas in the building. I think what was achieved at this meeting was adding in 500 sq ft gallery not used as form of egress for any other program with a wonderful overhang on the first floor. Nick, the architect needs to review the FOA calculations and adjust items throughout the whole building to achieve this addition. We will all meet on 1. 28 to for the final review. I think this is it. This is what we are doing!
Next Saturday is our first town hall. Dawne and I are READY! For those that have RSVPed, keep a lookout for the pre-town hall survey. We have 33 RSVPS . . . room for 67 more.