A local ministry plans to add 120,000 square feet of new academic and student buildings to its campus in northwest Seminole County, potentially offering opportunities for builders and contractors.
Ligonier Ministries operates Saint Andrews Chapel and the Reformation Bible College on its property at Ligonier Court, near the southeast corner of the intersection of Orange Boulevard and Wayside Drive. The property is about 1.5 miles west of Interstate 4.
The ministry has a master plan for its campus on file with Seminole County, however leaders are updating that plan because the proposed Wekiva Parkway will take a portion of the property.
Phase 1 of the plan has already been completed, and included the sanctuary and fellowship hall, as well as utility infrastructure for the future projects.
Paperwork filed with the county indicates the college wants to build a 37,000-square-foot student center as part of the Phase 2 construction.
Phase 3 would include the construction of two academic buildings (45,000 square feet and 18,000 square feet), as well as a 5,600-square-foot chapel, a 10,000-square-foot expansion of an existing building, and a 4,500-square-foot maintenance building. The college also wants to put in athletic courts.
School leaders did not respond to questions on Tuesday about whether the college has selected contractors for its construction. However Jim Moore, vice president of operations for Ligonier Ministries, said the college is in the early stages of updating its master plan.
Donald W. McIntosh Associates Inc. has been hired to advised the ministry with engineering and planning.
Reformation Bible College opened in 2011 and currently has about 200 students. Enrollment is capped at 250 students.