Mission Hills Church’s existing facilities located at University & Orchard (Greenwood Village) could not be expanded to accommodate new growth. The client needed to acquire a new land site, develop a new church campus and sell its existing property to fund its future expansion.
- Client’s desired site in SouthPark (Broadway & C-470) did not permit church use and needed to be rezoned.
- Lead Client through the strategic planning, site acquisition, site entitlements, team selection, design & engineering, construction, FF&E and move coordination.
- Recommended several church sites to Client including an ideal 20-acre church site located in SouthPark. Since the business park did not permit churches, it was a long shot at best.
- Represented Client as their Buyer’s Agent in the acquisition of the subject site located in this mixed-use commercial park located near Broadway and C-470.
- Convinced the Property Owners of SouthPark to modify the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions to allow church use, since it was not an allowable use.
- Negotiated for the Church pay its share of the special improvement district reimbursements as a condition to obtaining use approval.
- Secured approval from a majority of the SouthPark Property Owners necessary to change the CC&R’s. This was a monumental undertaking since the Association had deliberately turned away churches in SouthPark for the past 25 years.
- Paying the infrastructure reimbursement was the key to success. These site development costs would have been incurred at any other site that Client would have acquired so essentially it was a non-issue.
- Helped Client acquire an ideal church parcel with C-470 visibility and, utilizing Advisors development management expertise, are preparing to develop a new church campus here at SouthPark.
The Worship Center and licensed Daycare operation opened on time to a very proud church staff and congregation on August 29, 2010 for the following reasons:
- Early on, Owner and Advisors set a tone and expectation forcing Owner and GC to push each other to make timely decisions and to do whatever would be necessary to meet the deadline.
- Owner gave thanks by arranging for several catered lunches for all construction and project personnel resulting in an overall pride in the project.
- The GC was paid within two (2) weeks of the submittal of payment requests allowing it to promptly pay subcontractors during a time in which many other projects had the reputation of late pay.
Project Cost Savings
Development Advisors, under the direction of Principal Tim Dreessen, was retained to lead Mission Hills Church through the development of a $29 million ground-up project that included the entitlement, design, engineering, construction and outfitting (Audio, Visual, Lighting and Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment) to create a fully functioning 100,000 SF church facility. During its tenure, Advisors efforts resulted in a savings of One Million Four Hundred Fifteen Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($1,415,800). The following is an overview of some of these costs savings.
- Bid versus Negotiated (Result: $1,130,000 Savings)
- AVL and FF&E Negotiations (Result: $252,000 Savings)
- Competitive Owner Purchasing (Result: $15,000 Savings)
- Advisors Self-Performed Efforts (Result: $18,800 Savings)