Two of the special exceptions are for places of worship. One is for a new church on 4.104 acres at 4761 W. McIntosh Road, while the other is a change requested by an existing church, Christ Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, on 4.117 acres at 3235 Teamon Road.
The Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Spalding County Courthouse Annex.
Last month, the Board of Appeals unanimously recommended approval of a special exception for an existing place of worship, which was subsequently denied in a 3-1 vote by the Board of Commissioners on Aug. 30. Commissioner Gwen Flowers-Taylor was the opposing vote and left the meeting after the vote, saying she wanted to be on record as not agreeing with the board’s religious discrimination against the Thai Buddhist Temple.
At Thursday’s meeting, Christ Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church and agent Carl W. Brul are asking for a special exception to change a condition in the R-2 (residential) district. The Rev. Sandra Fendley and property owners Patricia V. Young and Ralph W. Varnadoe are asking for a special exception to put a place of religious worship meeting development standards on 4.104 acres at 4761 W, McIntosh Road in an AR-1 (agricultural residential) district.
The Board of Appeals will also make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners on four other special exception requests, three for general home occupation businesses and one to allow a Class A manufactured home on 14.95 acres at 1750 Hollonville Road in an AR-1 district.
The Board of Appeals will also consider recommending approval of two variances, with one for minimum side and rear yard requirements in an AR-2 (agricultural residential) district for a home at 3605 W. Ellis Road. The other is to reduce required parking lot setback, reduce sidewalk width, allow for impervious parking above minimum and allow for parking between the building and street in a C-1 (highway commercial) district and Tri County Crossing Overlay districts for RA-HA, LLC at 1628 U.S. Highway 41 Bypass South.