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Making Highland a Welcoming Space

Current Update

Construction has begun! Please keep in mind that the area along Lake Boone Trail and behind the Ocotea parsonage is now a construction area; for your safety, please do not walk around that part of the property without permission from site managers.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the first phase of construction will be on Sunday, July 22nd at 11:45 AM. The 11 AM service will include a transition out to the front lawn for a brief service followed by NCSU's Howling Cow ice cream served in the Conference Room.  Please join us if you are able. We would love to see you there!

"Phase 1" Construction

Highland is looking forward to improving accessibility, increasing parking, and renovating current facilities. Thanks to the 2017 Capital Campaign, construction will begin in summer of 2018. Click here to learn more about our Master Plan.

Construction beginning on July 15th, 2018 will include the following:

  • Site work
  • Addition of parking in lot on Ridge Road
  • Renovation of existing parking lot
  • Connection between parking lots
  • Addition of storm water retention pond
  • Addition of stage in Bradley Hall
  • Renovation of Bradley Hall

Project Updates

While the contract stipulates a July 15 start date, our site contractor is getting started immediately!

First week of July: Staking the site (marking what will go where for new parking area); installation of erosion controls behind Bradley Hall and the Ocotea parsonage; inspection of those controls.

Second week of July: Tree removal.  While we hate to see trees removed, it is necessary for the changes to the entire site, including adding parking and regrading our existing parking to be more accessible. Once the project nears completion, there will be new landscaping and new trees planted throughout the grounds.

Third week of July: Drainage.  While continuing to work on the clearing of the new parking lot and connector road area, site workers will be running drainage pipes that will help control rain runoff from the new parking areas and tie it into the stormwater system for the Ocotea neighborhood.