Free Chapel Campus
Rochester & Associates is serving as the principal engineering firm responsible for project management, site planning and civil engineering for Free Chapel, a 160 +/- acre non-denominational mega church campus in the City of Gainesville. The site congregation is approximately 12,000 strong and the campus is currently appraised at $34 million but is expected to be valued at $50 million at build out. Currently the worship center is approximately 105,000 SF. Also included on the campus now are ~3,000 parking spaces and three GDOT curb cuts/entrances. In the design process now is the Phase 2 addition of 118,000 SF to the worship center, 12,600 SF rooftop plaza area, a 43,000 SF new Administration and TV Studio Building, a 1200 seat amphitheater, baseball field, and soccer field. Special conditions onsite include three State waters (Flat Creek and two tributaries) with 100-200’ wide greenway corridors requirements.