Did you know? Series – #2

Did you know
The reputable firm O’Donnell & Naccarato provided our parish a $1 million dollar estimate for demolition. That was an over-simplified amount without researching the full contractor- and city-involved costs. (the asterisk at the end will correspond to additional notes in the comment section.) On top of $1,000,000 our parish would need to add:

· approximately $30,000 for O&N to provide a Scope of Work report so that a demolition contractor can have specific measurements (esp with our school and neighbors so close)

· $500,000 – $1,000,000 for asbestos removal*,

· The parish would need to rent a crane, maintain the scaffolding, rent lifts, pay for extra insurance and permits and closures. $500,000 in plaster and other heavy materials removal, $125,000 in biohazard removal, securing the area and protecting our school children and neighbors, etc. A local contractor estimated that these costs would total between: $750,000 – $1,000,000

· We would need to cap and turn off ALL of the utilities, notifying our neighbors and paying City discontinuance fees and permit costs. Cost: $150,000 – $250,000 ***

· Preparing the ground once St Laurentius Church was demolished – we would need to pay for the removal of the stone and wood framing, fence in and gate off the area, maintain the demolition insurance, fill in the dirt and pave the area which would cost approximately $250,000****

Factoring these additional costs into the equation would significantly impact the decision to demolish St. Laurentius Church. Let’s see how we can best work together to save St Laurentius Church and strengthen Holy Name parish.

O’Donnell & Naccarato Demolition Estimate = $1,000,000
Additional Costs for demolition = $1,680,000 – $2,530,000
More Realistic Cost for Demolition of a 185 year old sacred church = $2,680,000 – $3,530,000

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