Plans for a new location of Hunt Valley Baptist Church were stopped this week.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore County Appeals Board voted to overturn a special exception that would have given the church permission to build a 30,000 sq. ft. church on Shawan Rd. The Valleys Planning Council, who is opposing what they are calling a “mega church,” characterized the decision as a “huge victory.”
The church, which is currently located on Cuba Rd., wants to build a 1,000 seat church that also includes classrooms, gyms and a 105-ft. spire on a 17-acre farm that is visible from I-83.
The property is zoned Resource Conservation/Watershed Protection, or RC4, which requires an exception to be issued for construction.
Church representatives declined to comment to the Sun until the Board issues a written opinion, which happens within 60 days.
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