COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
SP 2005 – 022 Berean Baptist Church Expansion
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.
PLANNING COMMISSION DATE:
November 15, 2005
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DATE:
December 14, 2005
OWNER / CONTRACT PURCHASER:
Berean Baptist Church Board of Trustees
Expansion of existing church to accommodate offices, bathrooms, a conference room and 46 X 46 foot gymnasium.
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.
The church’s worship and fellowship areas remain the same. Staff finds no impacts which need to be mitigated and supports the proposal.
Staff recommends approval with conditions
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