COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

 

SP 2005 – 022 Berean Baptist Church Expansion

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

 

The applicant is requesting a special use permit to construct a two-story classroom addition, including a small gymnasium, to the rear of the existing church. The addition includes four classrooms, three offices, a nursery, a conference room, bathrooms, and a gymnasium.

 

STAFF: Dougherty

 

PLANNING COMMISSION DATE:

November 15, 2005

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DATE:

December 14, 2005

 

 

 

OWNER / CONTRACT PURCHASER:

 

Berean Baptist Church Board of Trustees

 

PROPOSAL:

 

Expansion of existing church to accommodate offices, bathrooms, a conference room and 46 X 46 foot gymnasium.

 

BACKGROUND: 

 

The original site plan for the church was approved by the Planning Commission in1975 when churches were permitted by-right in the Agricultural district. In 1980, an R-1 zoning designation was applied to this parcel.  There is no existing special use permit for this property. Therefore, the church is non-conforming. This special use permit will allow the church to be in conformance with the Zoning Ordinance.

 

DISCUSSION/FINDINGS:

 

The church’s worship and fellowship areas remain the same. Staff finds no impacts which need to be mitigated and supports the proposal.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Staff recommends approval with conditions

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