The Sylvania Board of Zoning Appeals has granted a conditional use permit for the construction of a church at Mitchaw and Holt roads.
The applicant, McCord Road Christian Church, noted in its application that it currently has about 900 parishioners, and conducts four Sunday services to accommodate them. The proposed church will have space for up to 1,500 parishioners.
The site, at the northwest corner of the intersection, is across Mitchaw from Timberstone Junior High School, is bordered on the north by Central Trail Elementary School, and has single-family uses to the south and agricultural to the west.
Greg Arnold, an attorney representing the church, told board members that the church should not create any traffic issues because any increase will be limited to Sunday mornings when the schools will not be in session. He added that the structure will be designed to be harmonious with its surroundings and there will be ample use of mounding and landscaping to help it blend in.
Access to the 15-acre site will be from two points on Mitchaw.
In addition to the church, plans indicate a recreation field along Holt Road, a playground and a picnic pavilion at the rear of the property. Mr. Arnold said the church has been at its present location, 4765 McCord Rd., for about 50 years and has outgrown the space available for expansion.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Posted: October 9, 2019
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