BAR OK’s Trinity UMC Expansion

At its regular monthly meeting on Monday the Board of Architecture Review Board gave final approval for the expansion plans for Trinity United Methodist Church which is bordered by McNulty, Boney and Blythewood Roads.

At a previous meeting, on July 19, the board voted to give only a conditional approval of the proposed plan because it lacked essential planning for trees, landscaping, parking space allocation and signage.

A plan for all of these was presented at the Monday night meeting. The lighting plan for the parking lot is one that will keep light contained to the lot with no spillover.

The board expressed approval of the renovation which is expected to be completed over a 25-year period.

In other business the board discussed taking a field trip to Rock Hill to tour the commercial, residential and recreational sites to review their value.

They also heard from town administrator John Perry concerning aesthetic improvements along I-77 that include the installation of decorative light poles.

The next BAR meeting is set for Sept. 17.