October 28, 2018

We have all of our permits approved from the county. This includes the traffic study, civil, sewer, and the building itself.

After our permits were approved, we went out to get a detailed cost estimate on our project. We had our General Contractor (Cochise Tech) and a builder from Building God's Way provide two separate cost estimates on the building. The $4.7 million that was estimated by BGW came in at over $7 million.

After much prayer and discussion it was finally agreed upon that BGW was not the right fit for VMBC and we terminated our ties with BGW and selected a new architect.

After completing our background check, the Phase IV Team selected Lizard Rock Designs out of Tucson.

The one item that mainly stood out to the Phase IV Team about Lizard Rock was that they have an extensive sub contract base that bids on their projects and they are willing to share that information with us and help us in that area as needed for the skill sets that are not available in this area to handle a large complex project.

We are, at this time, amending our contract with Cochise Tech to include the services of Lizard Rock Designs. When that is completed the Phase IV Team will send it to the Trustees for review, comments, and approval or disapproval.

If approved we are looking at March 2019 time frame for the 30% drawings to be completed and present them to the church body.

March 8, 2017 Update

The latest progress with our application for permit is very promising. We are anticipating submitting all of the requested documentation and architectural drawings to the Cochise County Planning and Zoning department by March 13. It is expected that the process, that must play out before a permit is granted, will be up to 6 months. Our anticipation of the permit is eclipsed by how blessed we’ve been by God’s tender guiding through this long process.

March 9, 2016 UPDATE

Hello Church Family, 

Update on where we are at on the building plans. The Phase IV Team met with the county engineering staff for a pre-submittal of the building plans on February 24th. It was a good meeting and the county engineers were very helpful in providing us on what we were lacking as far as documentation. We have several items to complete before we do our primary submittal to the county. Our Civil Engineer needs to complete the site drawings to show all of our parking areas. Now that we have a verbal agreement between the church and a homeowner to grant us an easement for the sewer run the Civil Engineer is completing the required drawings. We need to have a traffic analyze done also. We are currently working on getting bids for this. Our timeline to submit the building plans to the county along with all the required permits will be by the end of April. Also, you may have noticed that there is a new equipment shed behind the Adult building. The equipment shed will be textured to match the new building when it is constructed. Please continue to pray for this project in the way Holy Spirit leads you.

Blessings, 

Phase IV Team