Following a unanimous vote by the congregation on September 25, 2011, the UU Church in Eugene closed on the sale of their property at 477 East 40th Avenue on September 29, 2011 to the Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute, Inc. The UU church purchased the former Eugene Scottish Rite Temple in May 2010 and more than 270 individuals of their 340 member congregation have volunteered in excess of 25,000 hours as they remodel the 18,000 square-foot building. Their target completion date is April 15, 2012. The new church building is three times larger than the present church.