by Doug T.
Renovations are continuing at a good pace on our new building. Asbestos abatement has been completed except for the utility building. All of the old heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment and plumbing has been removed from the building The majority of walls which needed to be removed have been demolished. We expect the City of Virginia Beach to issue the general building permit and structural permit by August 25. Because we have sufficient funds to begin Phase 2 work, some of that work will begin soon while we wait for the structural permit, which is required before we are allowed to remove the 2,500 square feet of the second floor to create our two story high sanctuary. Meanwhile, work is progressing on removal of the vaults and other walls which need removal.