In order to use the building for the purpose we intend we needed to ask the city Planning and Zoning Commission to grant us a conditional use permit. It’s zoned “R2,” which is residential, with certain non-residential uses allowed including a church or a charitable and social use. We fit into that category.
At tonight’s meeting the Commission approved it! Now we have to complete the purchase and commence with the renovations.
So yeah… About completing the purchase, we’re still a few thousand dollars short of the needed funds to do that, but with a matching gift challenge underway right now your gift is doubled!