New Horizons!

With great thanks to Hashem, we are thrilled to announce that we have a signed and fully executed lease for the Horizon Ridge property. Our projected move-in date, BE’H, is the end of March – in time for Pesach!

Board approval

The board has approved our move to 1550 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy. We will B’EH be signing the lease to our new expanded facility shortly. Our projected move in date is April 1st – in time for Pesach.
The new facility would include a larger shul for the main Shabbos/Yom Tov davening, a smaller shul for weekday minyonim, Hashkama and Sephardi minyonim, a multi-purpose room for kiddushim, shalosh seudos and a safe place for the kids to play, an office for the Rabbi, a larger kitchen, three bathrooms and storage space. It will also have separate entrances for men and women and adequate stroller parking.
Thank you so much to the many members of our community who have increased their financial commitment to the shul to allow this to happen and to the members of the committee who have worked so hard on this project.

Shul meeting last night

We had a meeting last night between the shul members and the Relocation Committee. The meeting was spearheaded by Board Member Reuven Tzall, and committee leader Simon Lader. The proposed new location will more than double our current space and is projected to have a main shul, secondary shul, multi-purpose room, kitchen, 3 bathrooms and storage space. It is within a convenient walking distance and provides separate entrances. The projected budget increase and funding procedures were discussed as well.

Lawyers galore!

Lots of paperwork emailed back and forth between the lawyers for ATC and Horizon Ridge – we almost have an agreed lease ready to sign! – and between us and the contractors. They met with City Hall on our behalf and have given us a shopping list of documents we need to submit to get the Conditional Use Permit. Happily, we have most of them on file, and the rest we can get from the landlords. All the pieces are coming together…

Shul contractor call

Had a very productive call with a proposed contractor who – assuming we get the lease for the site on Horizon Ridge and the conditional use permit (CUP) from Henderson City Hall – is one we are considering for the tenant improvements. Again, it seems we have a blessed project – he felt that, despite a tight timetable, we should be in good shape to be in by Pesach, our hopeful move in date.

Permits research

Its erev Succos, and we did some research on the permits we will need for Horizon Ridge. There is something called a Conditional Use Permit, which we will need to use that space as a Shul. Looks simple, but I guess most things do when you’ve never done them before…

Call with buildings department

Had a call with the buildings department of Henderson City Hall. Happily, an advisor/consultant to our committee is also an architect and volunteered to be on the call as well, and assured me that we will be able to satisfy everything they require, and it may be that the characteristics specific to our mikva may actually make the building permit easier to obtain than we otherwise thought!

Call with City Hall

Had a call with the planning department of Henderson City Hall to discuss the Mikva. Interestingly, the main thing they seemed concerned about was the amount of parking that would be required to support the mikva. Luckily, the mikva is a single use facility so… not much parking needed! If all our obstacles are as simple as this one, we should have our mikva dug in no time!