The Edmond Sun

June 17, 2013

City Council approves church remodel

James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A request by Redeemed Christian Church of God Kingdom Chapel to remodel a facility at 307 E. Danforth for a church was approved recently by the City Council.

“The church wants to rent a 2,302-square-foot space in the office building on the north side of Danforth, east of the convenience store, south of the Timber Ridge Addition,” said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner. “There will be no new construction other than interior remodeling to accommodate the church.

The church does not request changes to the one driveway or sidewalk of the property, Schiermeyer said. No changes will be made to the outside of the two-story brick veneer building. A sprinkler system will not be required.

“No new parking will be added. The seating for the church is for approximately 15 people,” Schiermeyer said.

Project manager Karen Davenport said all of the tenants have marked their 58 parking spaces. The church has agreed to a three-year review of their occupancy. Churches require one parking space for every three seats, said Victoria Caldwell, city councilwoman.

“There are 19 parking spaces immediately adjacent to the church occupancy, which is Suite 100,” Schiermeyer said.

There would be no conflict when the massage business office is in use, Schiermeyer said. A real estate office moved from the three-building site divided by a fire wall, Davenport said.

“The lease contains provisions for quiet hours,” Davenport said. “And those quiet hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The only time they are allowed to have services is Sunday morning until 2 p.m., and on Tuesday nights.”