Zoning board approves of church on U.s. 29 North

by Sarah Fay Campbell

A proposal for new church on U.S. 29 near Arbor Springs received unanimous approval of the Coweta Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday.

The board voted to recommend approval of a conditional use permit for the church. The recommendation goes to the Coweta County Board of Commissioners, which makes the final decision. The commissioners will take up the issue at the Jan. 23 commission meeting, on a Thursday that week, and beginning at 6 p.m.

The recommendation was made for approval with 10 conditions. One condition is that the proposed athletic fields could not have lights, and would be for church use only.

One neighbor said his concerns were that the fields not be lighted and that no day-care center be allowed.

Addition of a day-care center would require an additional conditional use permit.

Southwest Christian Church is planning to move from East Point to Coweta, on a 25-acre site.

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, and 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 and a meditation garden.



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