Property Rezoning Allows Church to Expand

A Marshall County church can now expand thanks to the approval of a rezoning ordinance request.

Marshall County Plan Director Ralph Booker presented the information to the county commissioners this week on behalf of Grace Outreach Fellowship Church. The church congregation has outgrown the current facility and officials there are interested in the rezoning of purchased property to accommodate the change. Church officials are seeking the rezoning of 2900 Center Street in Tippecanoe to better serve their patrons. The two parcels on the affected property are zoned heavy industrial. The property needs to be rezoned to town residential for the church to occupy the building.

The former foundry building at that location will be converted to suit the needs of the Grace Outreach Fellowship Church.

A public hearing was held Monday morning to gather public comment on the variance of use. The ordinance was previously approved by the plan commission. There wasn’t any public comment.

The Marshall County Commissioners suspended the rules and unanimously approved the ordinance on all three readings.