Planners Give Approval For Church’s New Gymnasium
POTTSTOWN PA – Final plans submitted by the Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High St., Pottstown PA, to build a new gymnasium at its existing building were approved Monday (June 20, 2011) by the Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township Planning Commission.
The church uses its current gym both for worship and its youth sports program. The new 10,960-square-foot facility would house its growing sports programs for neighborhood kids while allowing the church to leave chairs and other items set up for worship in place. Administrative Pastor Bill Neitz said the sports program was an important part of the church’s youth ministry.
Some items of the plan, including parking lot width and lighting, and landscape buffering and screening, required township Zoning Hearing Board waivers recommended by the commissioners.