Grace Redeemer church conquers challenges during move

Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 02:58 PM.

Meeting city regulations

Scrambling for space, the church found a suitable location in a former warehouse and church on Goodwin Avenue off SouthFerdon Boulevard. The building had been unoccupied for a year or two, Young said.

"When we came in here we said, 'Yeah, we can work with this,'" he said.

The church moved into the building during the last week of August 2012. Before erecting a sign out front, Young checked with the Crestview Planning and Zoning Department to ensure Grace Redeemer wouldn't run afoul of signage regulations.

The church’s sign, it turned out, was the least of their problems, Young said.

"Parking for a warehouse was not nearly sufficient for an assembly at a church," Crestview City Planner Eric Davis said. "They also had to do a few improvements to the storm water system and put in a swell (trench) to carry storm water to the pond in the back of the building."

Indoors, Young said, work included blocking off an industrial garage door to meet heating and air conditioning code, and running loose electrical wiring through conduit.

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