3. The building does appear to stick out further than the current building. 38 parking spots will be lost to the new building. The main reason the building sits forward is to keep it from encroaching on the future expansion of the auditorium. The auditorium was constructed so that the west wall is not load-bearing. This allows for the auditorium to double in size someday, if the need ever arises. We don't foresee that in the near future, but we did not want to place the building in a location that would stop this expansion from happening someday.
4. The current build location allows us to keep much of the West Lawn that is used for weddings, receptions and outdoor gatherings. This is a valuable space that we will continue to enjoy for years to come.