Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:29 PM by MTN News
After hours of discussion with the city of Bozeman, The Springhill Presbyterian Church is ready to begin construction on a new facility.
Construction was held up after the city requested the church add new roads for connectivity purposes. They asked for a full 60 foot easement which Pastor BJ Otey says would break the bank.
"We worked hard today and had several different meetings and we're able to come to agreeable language in our conditional use permit." Said Otey.
Both the church and the city have agreed to wait and see what develops around the area. Chris Budeski, a civil engineer for the church believes in the future, an easement may not even be needed.
Due to a rapidly growing congregation, the church purchased a 21-acre tract of land west of Bozeman near the new Petra Academy.
The city's road request was the only thing standing in the way of construction. Now that an agreement has been made, building phase 1 and 2 of the church is scheduled to begin as soon as next Monday.