By RACHAEL LONG
At an upcoming meeting of the Brentwood Planning Commission on Feb. 4, planning commissioners will consider a recommendation to defer a vote on the revised master plan for Brentwood United Methodist Church (UMC).
Following a city-approved ordinance change which would allow the church to be zoned as a service institution, Brentwood UMC will be making some changes to both the building and to parking.
The church’s proposed addition initially caused some neighbors concern about whether the additions might reduce home values and exacerbate flooding in a nearby creek, but the City Commission saw little opposition to the proposed ordinance change at the public hearing in January. The change was unanimously approved by the City Commission on Jan. 28, allowing the church to move forward with its plans for parking.
Ragan Smith Associates, on behalf of the church, will request the approval of a master plan which includes the following: removal of one entrance on the north side to accommodate 11 parking spaces; a building addition of 29,864 square feet; relocation of the playground to the west and north sides of the building; an additional 282 parking spaces to the west of the building; and an additional 248 spaces in reserve to the south of Brentwood Medical Center.
This proposal is a preliminary master plan while engineering has yet to be completed for the project. Complete engineering will be required once the detailed site plan is submitted.
The staff, with consent of the church, has recommended the vote for consideration of the master plan be deferred to the March 4 regular agenda.
Brentwood UMC is located at 309 Franklin Road in Brentwood. The Planning Commission meets on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.