By Kent Larsen
LDS Church Wins Zoning Approval For Louisiana Bishop's Storehouse
SLIDELL, LOUISIANA -- The LDS Church's effort to build a 15,000-square-foot
Bishop's Storehouse outside of Slidell, Louisiana was finally successful
after delays last month due to neighbors concerns over a re-zoning
application. The Church secured rezoning and a building permit for a
15,398-square-foot facility located on 2.3 acres.
At the St. Tammany's Parish Zoning Commission meeting last month, action on
the planned storehouse was delayed as the Church worked with neighbors to
resolve their concerns over the zoning of the property. Neighbors were
concerned that if the Church's plan to build the storehouse fell through,
someone else could use the zoning for a more industrial use.
The New Orleans regional welfare agent, Joe Clark, met with the neighbors
September 20th, and agreed that the property would be zoned "light
industrial." But at the October 3rd Commission meeting, they discovered that
"light industrial" won't permit a 15,000-square-foot building. The land was
originally zoned "suburban agricultural."
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