Last week Aberle team finished digging the footers for the new foundation which surrounds the building and also provides for the supports that hold up the roof and second floor. You can see the sanctuary taking shape in the center foundation angled to match the sanctuary wall and entry way.
The next step, which starte this morning, will be to add rebar to all the foundation runs. That is what the backhoe is doing here.
A larger picture of the view from the parking lot is HERE.
During this phase a small portion of the remaining old foundation was uncovered and will be filled with concrete to ensure a consistent footing.
Today Aberle Concrete carefully staked out the location of the foundation for the new Church. Tomorrow they will begin to dig in preparation for placing the forms.
Today at 3:21 Cindy Manley, San Jose First Church Director of Operations, and Anthony Cirinelli, our South Bay Project Engineer, visited city hall to pull the long-awaited building permit. They left with approved drawings and building permit in hand.
After a short wait Cindy and Anthony heard the announcement: “number 1157 now being served at window 17″
Thirty minutes and two checks later they emerged with stamped, approved drawings and the building permit for the new SJ First Church.
Cindy Manley and Anthony Cirinelli across the street from the site where San Jose facility at 24 North 5th Street in San Jose, CA.First Church, in partnership with South Bay Construction and Vitae Architecture Planning Design, will soon begin construction of a new Church.
Photos by Dave Guinther