New Church, Tavern On Planning Board Agenda

Clayton LogoA new church may locate in Clayton. On Monday night, the Clayton Planning Board will hear a request from Orlando Rivera who wants to build a church at the corner of Barber Mill Road and Dairy Road on a 1.74 acre tract of land.

The proposed 7,500 square foot single-story brick house of worship would be called Iglesia de Dios Primeros Frutos, which translates to “Church of God’s First Fruits.”  The layout would include a sanctuary, lobby, five classrooms, an office, kitchen and dining room area.  Parking would be available for 54 cars.  Last week the Clayton Board of Adjustments granted a special use permit needed to operate a church on the land, which is zoned residential.

Also Monday night, the Planning Board will hear a request to allow for a tavern in Downtown Clayton. David Schearer is seeking a special use permit for First Street Tavern, at 115 E. 1st Street, behind Four Oaks Bank on Main Street and next to Doggie Do’z Pet Grooming. The tavern would seat 32 people in a 1,400 square foot historic house at the address.

The Clayton Planning Board will forward their recommendations on both requests to the Clayton Town Council who will make the final decision.