Clayton Church Requests Rezoning For Future Expansion

A public hearing will be held Tuesday night on a request by a Clayton church to expand.

Members of New Trinity Missionary Baptist Church at 115 S. Robertson Street is applying for rezoning on properties at 317 W. Second Street and 347 W. Main Street. The church would like to rezone a portion of these properties from Central Business (B-1) to Neighborhood Business (B-2). Both properties have frontage along Main Street and Second Street and the request is to rezone all but the portions that have frontage on Main Street, leaving those B-1 . The properties nearby are generally commercial, with some office and church uses.

In the application,  the church stated that after examining the Town of Clayton’s predicted growth rate, they need to make plans to accommodate that growth.

The rezoning lays the groundwork for New Trinity Baptist to build a sanctuary to accommodate potential new members. Planning staff have recommended approval of the application and the Clayton Planning Board recommended approval at its December meeting finding the rezoning consistent with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan 2040, which promotes quality redevelopment of under-utilized sites, as well as building that invigorates and invests in the downtown core area.

The Town Council will hold a Public Hearing at 6:00pm Tuesday following by a vote on the rezoning request.