City council to discuss Elevation Church expansion in Ballantyne

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte City Council is expected to discuss Monday whether a local church can build a new sanctuary and offices in south Charlotte.

Elevation Church representatives said the church needs room to grow, and they are looking to relocate its offices to the Ballantyne area.

The church has an 80-person staff right now, but plans to grow to 250 at its new location.

Church officials said they would be busiest on weekends, in particular Sunday.

Neighbors are concerned with traffic, noise and lighting.

Even the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has some concerns it wants addressed before the new church is built. Police want dedicated turn lanes added and a complete traffic study done.

They also want noise-canceling insulation installed inside to make sure any noise ordinances are not violated in surrounding neighborhoods.

The public rezoning hearings start at 6 p.m. Elevation Church is just one of several issues the council will debate.

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