Arbab Rustam Guiv Dar E Mehr Zoroastrian Temple New York

Dar-E-Mehr Visitation Policy

Currently the Dar-E-Mehr is not open for regular visits.

For those wishing to visit the Dar E Mehr, please refer to the following link for open hours.

http://www.dmzt.org/calendar



Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT

TO BUILD A NEW DARBE MEHR THAT REFLECTS A ZOROASTRIAN AMBIENCE AND BETTER FULFILLS THE CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF THE CURRENT COMMUNITY AND FUTURE GENERATIONS. THIS WOULD ENCOURAGE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF THE GROWING COMMUNITY AND MAINTAIN ZARATHUSHTI IDENTITY, WHILE PRESERVING CULTURAL TRADITIONS AND CREATING A SENSE OF BELONGING FOR MEMBERS.

CASE STATEMENT

The present Darbe Mehr is located on a beautiful 3.5-acre property. However, the building  is not functional for our needs as it is too small for cultural, religious and social community  gatherings and events (Navroze, Navjote / Sudreh-Pushi Ceremonies, Weddings,  Conferences etc.). Furthermore, its prayer hall is inadequate and the outside façade has  no Zoroastrian character. The building requires extensive repairs, maintenance and

updates. Renovation and expansion to current code was considered and found, not only  to be almost as expensive as new construction, but still lacking in Zoroastrian character.

NEEDS STATEMENT

With community input, a 22,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art building that reflects a Zoroastrian ambience has been designed. This building incorporates the identified needs of our community:

A generously proportioned Prayer Hall that accommodates 100 people and includes features resembling a true Atash Khadeh,

  • A large Main Hall that seats close to 400 people and has good acoustics,
  • An inviting outside façade and Foyer,
  • A formal Library,
  • Seven Class / Meeting Rooms,
  • A Recreation / Game Room,
  • A well equipped Kitchen and Serving Area,
  • Adequate Restroom facilities, and
  • A spacious Coatroom.

 

To accomplish our Mission, the estimated project cost and projected timeline are outlined here.

TOTAL PROJECT COST:

Complete Building $ 3,431,000
Outside Site Improvements $ 1,045,000
Estimate for Exclusions $ 124,000
TOTAL $ 4,600,000

 

 

TIMELINE:

Capital Campaign Raised, as of 15th July 2014: $ 2,941,837

DMZT Funds approved by the community on 8th December, 2013:  $ 680,000

Total $ 3,621,837

Start Construction Trigger (estimated total building cost) $ 3,500,000

Funds Release: First 6 months – May 9th through October 2014: 25% $ 1,100,000 approx. (1/6th each month)

Second 6 months – November 2014 to May 2015: 50% $ 2,300,000 approx. (1/6th each month)

Last 6 months – June to November 2015: 25% $ 1,100,000 approx.
(1/6th each month)

Target Completion Date: Winter 2015