Periodically over the past few months, we have provided updates on the progress of our Capital and Endowment Campaign to renovate our J. I am thrilled to share with you to date we have raised $41.3 million towards our $50 million goal. While we still have an additional $8.7 million to raise, our Board of Trustees is confident of our ability to reach our goal and last month approved moving forward with our very exciting and transformational renovation plans.
Site and Prep Work: Late November
Site and prep work in and around the campus will begin after Thanksgiving. This phase of work will involve moving utility, data and electrical lines. In this phase, work inside the J will be limited to the basketball courts. The courts will remain unavailable as we will begin work on the perimeters of the court to build new entrance/exits to allow for new traffic flow patterns to access the basketball gym and gymnastics center during renovations.
Please note that none of the prep/site work in this phase will impact daily access into the J, BAS or the Boniuk Family Tennis Center or impact parking or the parking lot.
Fitness Center and Unveiling:
December In December, we will invite you to attend a Fitness Center virtual meeting to review the transition plans, time table and provide an opportunity to see the plans for the new J and fitness center. Watch for details.
Demolition: Early February
Our goal is to begin demolition in early February and we will provide specific details in January regarding parking, traffic flow, access into the J and how various program spaces will be impacted on the campus. For our fitness center members, while under construction, our plan is to re-locate all fitness, cardio and strength equipment into the basketball courts.
Our Commitment while we Build OUR NEW J
Our commitment is to keep you well informed as we lead up to the start of construction and throughout the entire project. Feel free to contact me directly should you have any questions or concerns.
Chief Executive Officer