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I-40/Union Cross

I-40 PROJECT UDATES

{Most recent news at the top, scroll down for earlier updates}

***UPDATE*** 5/1/17 Leadership is in the process of reducing and reconfiguring the floorplan and exterior to bring the cost of the project more in line with response to the ALL IN campaign. Several local builders are submitting revised plans for a structure in the 30,000 sq.ft range. While more modest than the original drawings, there will still be space for dynamic ministry in the years to come.

***UPDATE*** 7/28/16 God has made it possible for FCCM to acquire an additional 4.39 acres at the i40/Union Cross site! This 6th parcel is adjacent to our 5 already owned parcels, and brings the total acreage at the site to 27.54 acres. Located at the western end of our land, this parcel gives us greater flexibility in the development of the property for ministry use.

***UPDATE*** 4/18/16 This is an exciting week in the progress of the i40/Union Cross project. On site this week are representatives from a church building company called BGW (Building God's Way), including our architect Don Mahoney. BGW has been commissioned to produce Phase 1 design concepts, so by the end of this week we will have drafts of a layout, floor plans, and exterior renderings for the new church! Don walked the i40 property with our staff Monday morning, and we dreamed of how to lay out the campus on this beautiful piece of land. The design work this week is the culmination of a year-long process of research, prayer, and planning by our staff. Please be in prayer for the process this week, as we make big decisions on the future ministries at i40 and facility that will house them.

***UPDATE*** NCDOT work at the i40/Union Cross interchange is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2015. Over the last few months, FCCM's leadership team has been researching the latest trends in church facilities. We’ve been scouring the web, conducting site visits to existing campuses, and networking with architects. Also, the services of CFR Inc. have been secured to assist with capital fundraising for construction at i40.

*** UPDATE *** On May 17, 2015 FCCM's Elders unanimously agreed to begin the process of developing the Union Cross property as a 2nd campus. There will be live worship and teaching at both the new property and the Main Street Campus (not a video satellite service). The property financing process is complete, and the parcels are now owned by FCCM. Next steps will include development of an architectural plan, a construction funding plan, and a ministry plan.

*** UPDATE *** On March 29, 2015 following a period of research, FCCM Elders voted unanimously to purchase the property at Union Cross / Interstate 40 interchange. The next step in the process is to finalize financing and close on the property by June 1, 2015.

On January 4, 2015, Sr. Minister Pete Kunkle announced to the FCCM family that, after a year of prayer and research, FCCM leaders had unanimously decided to put 23+ acres of undeveloped land at the Union Cross / Interstate 40 interchange under contract. God has opened many doors to make this decision possible, and we are excited to see what He does next. With this decision comes a challenge to the FCCM family: each one reach one in 2015!

Listen to Pete Kunkle's announcement here...

The land is a prime location for visibility, located adjacent to the westbound ramp onto i40 from Union Cross Road. Under terms of the agreements, FCCM has until April 15 to commit to purchase the parcels or terminate the contracts.

See maps of the area here...

The area near the Union Cross / i40 interchange is experiencing tremendous growth, and residential and commercial development will continue for the next decade. There are several possible outcomes if the decision is made to purchase the property. Read more about the possibilities here...

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