WESTMINSTER — Hoping to build a new sanctuary with seating for 400 people, membersof the First United Presbyterian Church on Washington Road are seeking an extension to their special exception.
Under the city's zoning ordinance, churches are considered special exceptions within residential areas.
Any additions or changes to the original proposal must be approved by the city Board of Zoning Appeals.
Church members hope to build in three phases, adding the new sanctuary, office space and an activity wing.
Plans also would allow further sanctuary expansion, if needed.
The current auditorium, which seats 180 people, will be used as a fellowship hall.
Church membership, which has increased by15 percent this year, equals 213.