Returning Home

Setting Expectations: Occupancy Permit

UUC Chapel - August 2019 - finishing up renovation

In early September, we will begin sharing essential information of our draft Move Plan in this “Returning Home” column. The plan is a timeline of tasks for our return to UUC–things like furniture delivery and setup, unpacking, piano delivery, systems training and more. The plan culminates in our first Sunday back at UUC.

The timing of the Move Plan and our return to UUC hinges on receiving an Occupancy Permit from the City of Seattle. To set expectations, we want everyone to understand this critical step. As PSIT member and UUC Director of Operations Byron Krystad explains, “The Occupancy Permit is basically a health and safety check. If the city determines the building is safe, we can occupy it”–that is, start moving back in.

Recent Progress

  • Concrete stairs from sidewalk to south entry plaza are done
  • At north entry, the ramp, stairs and entry are taking shape
  • Downstairs classrooms have carpet and ceilings
  • Doors, finish carpentry and cabinetry are almost all done
  • Scaffolding in chapel is down; in highest areas, paint, lighting and electrical
  • Hidden in chapel walls: new insulation, earthquake retrofits and no asbestos!
  • Accoya louvres (exterior detail) are up on the south wing

See more (and larger) photos on our Renovation and Expansion webpage.

~Physical Space Implementation Team