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To start with Baptist Church of Jacksonville receives go-ahead for renovations

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville obtained a setting up allow Friday for a nearly $1.8 million renovation, repair service and reworking challenge at its downtown campus.

The church acquired a town building permit to modernize the Lindsay Memorial Auditorium at 125 W. Ashley St. as the main sanctuary and worship centre.  

The undertaking contains demolition of the inside back again-of-house space, remodeling the sanctuary, replacing the auditorium carpet, painting the decreased flooring pews, placing in new restrooms, building a new choir loft and modernizing the infrastructure, according to the setting up permit.

In addition, the plans phone for advancements to the audio, movie and live-streaming abilities for services and plans.

The auditorium will have a capacity of 915 folks, in accordance to the constructing permit.

Also Friday, the city issued a separate plumbing permit to the church for remodeling perform approximated at $30,000.

When the church at first utilized for a constructing permit, the approximated expense of the auditorium task was $1 million, in accordance to the software.