St. Patrick Catholic Church
ADA accessibility was further improved around the parish. Handicap entrances were added with power operable doors. A snowmelt system within the ramp, stairs and gathering area greatly reduces the risk of ice accumulation and slippery approach for parishioners. Handicap and regular parking spaces were added through a re-configuration of the church property including upgraded drive entry curbs to parking lots.
The expanded plaza area outside the church entrance is a major part of the overall grounds improvement plan in order to create a spacious outdoor gathering place for large groups. Uneven areas of the property were leveled to create a safe approach to the front and side entrances of the church. Complimentary stone was utilized to create retaining walls for the rectory, cemetery, and accent the plaza entrance. A three leaf shamrock design, representative of Saint Patrick was incorporated into the concrete aggregate of the plaza. New site lighting compliments the church plaza, making it safe and inviting in the evenings while illuminating the historical features of St. Patrick Church.
Van Laan Concrete and Construction
Fleis & Vandenbrink Engineering, Inc.
Dan Vos Construction Co.
"Our team and our client are extremely pleased in how this project came together between all of the trades, concrete, iron, fencing, masonry as well as design. It was a compact project that made a big impact on the church because of all of the value elements that came together."