Our building committee has been hard at work on the project scope and design. We are fortunate to have the support of Skanska, a world leading project and construction group, who has donated hours to develop a line-by-line estimate for all the project’s disciplines. The committee chairs are meeting with general contractors this month to review pricing so that we have a strong final cost for the Campaign. We are also awaiting the final approval for our National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit which should arrive in July. The current plan is to break ground in Spring, 2024.
Great news! On January 23, 2023, we received our Conditional Use Permit for the Respite Center! This permit now allows us to build the facility and we are moving full steam ahead! Our architect, Kimmel-Bogrette is finalizing the Design Development documents in collaboration with our Building Committee to ensure that every aspect of the building meets our families’ needs.
We are in the final phase for our Conditional Use permit. Take a look at our Conditional Use Plan for the project and get a sneak peek at the building and the property. There is such a peace that one finds in nature, and our families will be surrounded by such peace throughout their stay! Moreso, the land that abuts the property is in conservation, so we are looking at 57 acres of preserved, pristine land! We look forward to the 2023 and our momentum forward to change cancer care with the first dedicated Respite Center for families facing cancer.
We had our first conversation with the Lackawaxen Township Planning Commission to share our plans to build the nation’s first cancer respite center in their community. This is only the beginning of our conversations to obtain approvals and permitting for our project. Our Cancer Respite Program served our 10,000th person through a travel respite experience at Woodloch.
We executed the Agreement of Sale for the 32 acres at Woodloch. We have contracted with our architect Kimmel Bogrette for the remaining phases of design development and our civil engineers are working on our site plan. Our final drawings coming soon for our project.
100% of the FPS Board and Campaign Committee make a pledge to the project! With proceeds from the sales of the FPS homes in FL, FPS surpasses $4,000,000 committed to the project.
FPS secures a $1,250,000 gift to the Campaign.
The Campaign committee gathered at Woodloch for a two day training session and some Woodloch fun. The group toured the site and symbolically marked the location with stones that will be used in the building. View pictures here of this training session and the dedicated group of volunteers spearheading this endeavor!