The Ridge Community Church’s second major attempt to make a permanent home in Greenfield will get a comprehensive look by the city’s Planning Commission on Tuesday.
Pastor Mark Weigt and other church representatives are expected to outline plans to bring a church with a rapidly growing popularity and congregation to one of the city’s busiest commercial corridors, while at the same time taking a significantly valued property — or at least a portion of it — off the city’s tax rolls.
The offer is contingent on the City of Greenfield agreeing to rezone the land from regional business district to mixed use, and changing the city’s land use plan from planned business to planned mixed use.
Walmart plans to close the store and build a new store nearby.
This is not the first try for Weigt and the RCC to move to Greenfield. Last year, the city rezoned land for the RCC to build a church on Layton Avenue, but the deal fell through at the last minute.
Tueday’s Planning Commission meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Council chambers.
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