Restoring God's House Timeline

Year 2017
A feasibility and planning study was conducted to evaluate capacity and inclination for a capital campaign for facility improvements.
June 2018
The public phase of Restoring God’s House Capital Campaign was officially launched to raise $2M-$3M.
November 2018
Parishioners begin their 3-year pledge commitment to Restoring God’s House for a total of $2.2M.
January 2019
A construction management company was selected to provide estimated costs for new church designs created by Neumann Smith Architecture. The construction timeline was planned with a start date of June 2019.
March 2019
Church renovation plans were presented to, and approved by, the Livonia Planning Commission and Zoning Board. Monsignor Tindall presented plans to parishioners during an open forum held in the church.
April 2019
The Livonia City Council unanimously approved St. Michael the Archangel Restoring God’s House construction plans.
May 2019
Renovation estimates were repriced due to changes in the marketplace. Due to higher labor costs and higher raw material costs, the revised quotes came in over the $4M budget. Monsignor Tindall, with approval from the Finance Council, made the decision to consult with other construction firms.
Summer 2019
Construction start date was postponed. The church renovation plans were sent to two new firms for quotes. Construction delay resulted in entire project being pushed out for another year because the church roof cannot be exposed for repairs during Fall and Winter months.
February 2020
St. Michael the Archangel selected a new construction firm for Restoring God’s House - the John DeMattia Construction Management Firm. Neumann Smith Architecture redesign the church steeple for a cost savings of $600K+, bringing RGH back within budget.
May 2020
The AOD College of Consultors approved the revised plans and entire project based on the $4M budget. The construction company is ready to begin; however, Livonia City Hall will remain closed until May 15. On May 7, the city opened online applications for permits and the construction firm is hoping to get permit approval through this option. Construction can begin once permits are obtained.