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Potential Parking Lot Development

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In 2017, Mount Olivet worked with church consultant, Paul Nixon, to create a strategic plan. One of the recommendations of that plan was to develop the church's parking lot property in a way that would provide space for expanding the ministry and mission of Mount Olivet and, also fill many of the needs of our community. For the past few years, a task force has been meeting to explore this recommendation. 


The task force interviewed and chose an architect, Michael Foster, with experience developing projects like this in our area. Michael Foster has met with the task force, Arlington County and leaders in the community to assess potential uses for the property. Michael and his team have developed a conceptual plan for a multi-use project that expands Mount Olivet space, supports many of the needs of our community, retains parking for Mount Olivet and is financially viable without requiring a capital campaign on the part of Mount Olivet. 

MTFA Architecture

To help guide Mount Olivet through this initial visioning process for developing the parking lot, we have contracted the services of MTFA Architecture. MTFA’s legacy is rooted in cultural preservation and sustainable design. They embrace a building’s history and environmental context while reconciling the needs of our changing world through resilient innovation and sculptural expression. MTFA’s broad experience across religious, education, commercial, government and preservation will help guide Mount Olivet on our journey to answer - “What is Mount Olivet NOT doing that God is calling us to do?”

Hybrid Church Conference to Vote on Project

Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 AM

We will hold a called church conference on Saturday, May 21, at 8:30 AM to authorize a building project on the church parking lot property and to elect a building committee.

The meeting will be hybrid — meeting in the Fellowship Hall and through Zoom using the link below.

This will not be the final church/charge conference prior to breaking ground. We will also attend to some timely matters such as election of church leadership, clergy salaries, and other clergy benefits. Because it is a church conference, all professing members of Mount Olivet may participate in the decision-making.

Opportunities for Discussion

Opportunities to engage on this issue include:

  • Discussions with adult Sunday School classes. If your Sunday School would like to have a representative talk with your class, please contact Chuck Mitchell at 

  • Poster presentations and discussions in the Gathering Space during the Sunday School hour 9:30 - 11 AM.  

Live Stream

Live Stream of Town Hall from Thursday, May 5

Live Stream of Town Hall from Sunday, March 20

Presentation Slides and Q+A Answers

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