Zoning Appeals

Hwy. 29 church proposal on board's agenda

by Sarah Fay Campbell

A public hearing for a proposed church on U.S. Hwy. 29 North is on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Coweta Board of Zoning Appeals.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Powell Expo Center in the Temple Avenue recreation complex in Newnan. The church application is the only item on the agenda.

Southwest Christian Church is seeking a conditional use permit to place the church on 25 acres just south of the Arbor Springs development. The property borders the Cedar Creek Farm subdivision to the west. The church is currently located in East Point and will be moving to Coweta.

The church's pastor, its youth pastor, and several lay leaders already live in Coweta, according to Coweta Zoning Administrator Angela White.

The church plans to develop the property in phases. The first phase is a two-story, 23,315 square foot building that will include the 5,000 square foot worship center, Bible study rooms and offices, a kitchen, as well as parking.

As the church grows, plans are to build an 11,000 square foot worship center, which would free up the original worship center for other uses, as well as multi-use athletic fields for church use only, and a meditation garden, according to the planning department report. The fields would not be lighted.

The planning department is recommending approval, with conditions.



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