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

The historic First Baptist Church sanctuary building and part of the Hobson Block along West Church Street in downtown Jacksonville, Florida Thursday, January 14, 2021.

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.