LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, recently began construction on Bayside Community Church’s permanent North River Campus in Parrish, Fla.
The new 48,737-square-foot structure will hold an 800-seat auditorium, community areas, an exterior baptismal and designated children’s spaces – complete with audio-visual features, auditorium and classrooms.
Connected by a common roof and a covered drive-thru between the two buildings, an adjacent structure, called the youth building, will house another auditorium, a meeting space and small group area for the teenagers.
“We are so thankful that God has provided us with this opportunity to have a permanent home in the growing North River area,” said David Murphy, North River campus pastor at Bayside Community Church. “Now more than ever, people need the hope that is found in Jesus Christ and strong community with one another. Having a permanent facility for our North River campus will help us to continue to build that strong community, as well as allow us to reach out and serve this area in new ways and share the love of Jesus with more and more people.”
The architect on the project is Hall Darling Design Studio. The tilt-wall building structure and roof will be constructed using pre-engineered metal.
In addition to construction, Halfacre Construction Company will pave a new parking lot, create a turn lane off of Moccasin Wallow Road, construct an entrance off the future Sawgrass Road, perform all sitework, reshape the present pond and lay a new boardwalk that winds through the wetland toward front of the property along Moccasin Wallow Road.
Bayside Community Church began in 2002 at Bashaw Elementary School. Today, the multi-location church serves Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and Hillsborough counties. Its North River Campus opened in 2016 and is home to about 1,000 worshipers at its temporary location.
Bayside purchased 20 acres, situated at 9505 Moccasin Wallow Road, in anticipation of the campus’ growth.
About Halfacre Construction Company
As the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System. For more information, please visit www.HalfacreConstruction.com.