KCW breaks ground on new building for 150 year old parish
KCW is thrilled to contribute to the revitalization of the 150-year-old St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Parish — rich in history and ready for renovations.
Previously Blob’s Park, a German-inspired beer hall, this land already houses countless memories. As a new chapter opens, the St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Parish is ready to begin with phase one of construction at their new location in Jessup, Maryland. With the strength of the congregation and local support, the parish is now realizing their multi-decade dream of building a larger church to welcome new families into their community.
KCW began providing services to St. Lawrence Parish Jessup in spring of 2013 through the Archdiocese of Baltimore (AOB) when asked to analyze the feasibility of selling a portion of their historical site on Jessup Road, MD Route 175.
In the fall of 2013, KCW helped create a Master Plan for the church’s new campus within the Parkside Planned Unit Development. KCW worked with Hord Coplin Macht Architects to provide a framework for the church leadership to move forward with their vision. Once the Master Plan was complete, KCW worked directly with the church’s building committee and the Parkside developer to refine the site layout to improve the communication between the church and its new neighbors.
A Design Build Contract (DBC), developed in late spring of 2014, allowed for construction to begin. Site plans incorporated Environmental Site Design practices as well as sediment and erosion control, water, sewer, storm drainage, parking and landscaping.
KCW currently provides construction services for the project to ensure that the site and associated is completed accordance with the construction documents. KCW looks forward to helping the vision for St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Parish come to life.
For more photos of the project, please visit the St. Lawrence Martyr website building project page.