Traffic review planned for new church day care

Lynn Wilson, left, and Atul Patel, review plans for the new Family Dollar proposed for Apalachicola.

Lynn Wilson, left, and Atul Patel, review plans for the new Family Dollar proposed for Apalachicola.

DAVID ADLERSTEIN
Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 01:24 PM.

 

 

Concerned about parking and traffic issues raised by neighbors, the Apalachicola Planning and Zoning Board has granted a 30-day extension for the operation of the Apalachicola United Methodist Church’s new day care center.

By unanimous vote, P & Z on Nov. 12 granted the extension to the Christ Community Academy, at 75 Fifth Street, after the board split down the middle as to whether to grant the special exception outright.

Whether or not the church even needed a special exception to operate its program, which has been in place for several weeks, was an issue itself.

The Rev. Themo Patriotis said the day care program was another ministry of the church, and thus covered under the church’s right to operate over its more than century-long tenure at the corner of Fifth Street and Avenue E.

But questions were raised as to whether the academy had a separate financial identity, and the discussion continued regarding the special exception.



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