Phase 1 | Exterior
A distinctive Christian community in the heart of the City shaped by common loves and commitments.
A welcoming place of sanctuary and rest for the poor, marginalized, and oppressed and those from every walk of life.
A training ground that provides spiritual and theological formation not only for future pastors, church planters, and church revitalizers, but also for lay leaders in business, finance, law, education, healthcare, government, media, and the arts.
A forum for civic leadership and a go-to destination for Christian thought leaders from around the world.
An ideal facility for the educational and recreational needs of children.
A center for the development, mastery, and performance of music and the arts, and a premier location to return sacred music to sacred space.
A launching pad for mission and service to the wider community in order to promote the common good.
Central’s building is suffering from decades of deferred maintenance and lack of repairs (a sidewalk bridge was erected in 2006 to protect pedestrians from the risk of falling façade stonework).
In 2011, Central retained Walter B. Melvin Architects, LLC, a noted restoration firm with extensive experience in the restoration of historic and landmark buildings, including churches and religious structures.
Together with Walter B. Melvin, Central has created a two-phase plan for the restoration and renewal of Central’s building.
Finalization of property ownership matters (completed in June of 2016)
Restoration of the façade exposures
Reconstruction of the bell tower
Repair of the building’s exterior stained glass
Development of a fund for ongoing building maintenance and future capital improvements
Upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems throughout the building
Renovation of heating, ventilation, A/C, security, and fire safety systems
Renovation of organ
Upgrades to elevators
Remodeling of office, meeting, and classroom space