ECC, with the support of its small development team, developed initial plans which it would like the Elisenheim Community and the EC3DT to consider. The purpose of these initial plans is to stimulate discussion, as well as to give form to the development discussion and to inform on options to utilise the erf.
The plans depict the following structures
Please see the 3D model of the proposed development as well as the layered layout of the proposed development on the site.
The documents relevant specific to the erf and the utilisation thereof includes the following:
Some of the salient requirements from these documents indicates that the development of the erf should be at least 4 times the municipal value; and the erf should be utilised within three years of the transfer of it to ECC.
The erf size is 5 195 m2.
Therefore, the ECC and its development partners pledged their willingness to assist the Elisenheim Community meeting these conditions by providing the funds for the development of at least some part of the Elisenheim Community Church Centre, which should be ready to be utilised by March 2018. The funds pledged by the ECC and its development partners amounts to NAD 2.8 million.
The directors of ECC believes it is paramount to the success of the development of an Elisenheim Community Church Centre that the development thereof be driven from within the Elisenheim Community and as such, to establish an Elisenheim Community Church Centre Development Team (EC3DT) from the Elisenheim home owners and tenants. The ECC’s current small development team will be available to provide support to the EC3DT.
One of the outcomes of the first meeting on 1 August is to establish the EC3DT. This team’s responsibilities and activities should include, inter alia:
As the Elisenheim Community is known as a vibrant, fast growing community which comprise a number of professionals, driven and capable embers, it is ECC’s wish that the EC3DT comprises mainly representatives from the Elisenheim home owners and tenants.
ECC hopes to establish a centre that serves the Elisenheim Community as a whole; establishing multi-purpose and functional facilities that can be utilised for activities that support and provide services to the Elisenheim Community’s spiritual as well as physical well-being.
ECC wishes to establish a functional and modern, well equipped, facility that would allow different Christian denominations and communities to conduct church services, seminars and training courses in order to support and care for the spiritual well-being of the Elisenheim Community. In this regard NG Church Eros is already working together with the AGS/AFS and Agape Churches and wishes to involve more Christian churches. It is the wish of ECC to actively engage with all Christian church communities presented by the Elisenheim home owners and tenants to establish cooperation and collaboration in the establishment and utilisation of such facilities.
They size of the erf allows for the development of facilities that can be utilised to address the specific needs of the Elisenheim Community. This could include a day-care centre, a bakery or deli, a coffee shop, a training and sports facility, etc. It is the wish of ECC that the Elisenheim Community Church Centre Development Team actively engage with all Elisenheim Community to establish the need and interest in the definition, establishment and utilisation of such facilities.
On 1 February 2015, a section 21 company, Elisenheim Community Church (ECC), company number 2014/1176, became the owner of erf 93 in the Elisenheim township.
The title deed, Deed of Transfer T1417/2015, amended in August 2015 with Deed of Cancellation of Conditions K475/2015, confirms the intention of the Notarial Deed No K337/2014S, that the purpose for the erf is to be used for an Ecclesiastical Community Centre, or any related purposes, for the benefit of all the residents within the Elisenheim Township.
ECC was created with the purpose to develop the erf to establish the Elisenheim Interdenominational Community Church and facilities.
Under the leadership of Dr Fourie van den Berg, a small initial development team was created. This team prepared initial draft plans and costing, as well facilitate the engagement with the Elisenheim Community to initiate and advance the project. The members of this small team include architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, administrative support, contract management and project management support.