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Thursday, 06 August 2015 12:07

Planning Commission to Consider Permit for Church to Operate in Red Brick Bar Location

Written by  Sabrina Rodriguez
Planning Commission to Consider Permit for Church to Operate in Red Brick Bar Location Brandon McMillan/TurlockCityNews.com
The Turlock Planning Commission will consider approving the request from Calvary Chapel of Turlock to convert Two Guys Catering and Red Brick Bar & Grill into their church and worship on Thursday.

The church is currently permitted to operate within the portion of the building addressed as 147 S. Broadway.

If approved, the permit will not extinguish the current Conditional Use Permit that allows Red Brick to operate but will add the proposed use as a potential future use within the same space used by the Red Brick bar.

When it becomes the church and worship center, the entire building will become occupied.

Typically upon approval of a Conditional Use Permit, the application has one year to start construction on the project or commence the use of the approved operation, otherwise, the permit expires and the applicant will need to apply for a time extension.

According to staff report, the expiration timeframe for Calvary Chapel of Turlock is unique in that its implementation is dependent of the lease for Two Guys Catering/Red Brick Bar. The current lease is set to expire in five years.

In Sept. 2004, Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit for Two Guys Catering, which allowed the operation of a roughly 9,500 square-foot banquet hall and conference facility including catering services at 153 S. Broadway. At the time the parking location for the business was Downtown Core (DC), so no additional parking was required.

In 2007, the Conditional Use Permit was amended to permit the conversion of the approximately 4,700 square-foot parking lot on the south-end of the building to an outdoor event facility, which then eliminated the 23-car parking lot.

This venue would hold events such as weddings, private parties, and events hosted by Two Guys Catering. The staff report did not alter the assumption with parking demand, stating that the proposed use generated the need for 40 parking spaces during the week.

If approved, the church will eventually host activities throughout the week, including prayer meetings and bible studies, which would have about 80 people participating. The occupancy capacity planned for the main sanctuary is 360 people — the maximum occupancy expected at the site at any one time.

According to the staff report, the church’s weekday operations wouldn’t create any higher demand for parking than the original estimate of 40 spaces on week days, except for Wednesdays. However, since Wednesday activities are hosted in the evening, there won’t be too much impact on parking during the week.

Staff does estimate an increased impact on parking on Sundays, however, due to the level of public parking lots and on-street parking, staff believes current parking will be sufficient to handle the increase.

On Thursday, Turlock Planning Commission will also:
  • Consider adopting the Active Transportation Plan.
  • Consider initiating an omnibus amendment to Title 9 of the Turlock Municipal Code.
Turlock Planning Commission will meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Yosemite Community Room of City Hall, 156 S. Broadway.


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  1. Billy

the city should hold all churches and temples accountable for outreach programs to help with the homeless and meth addicts in this city.
All of these churches and temples enjoy a tax exempt status with very little to no contributions towards the...

the city should hold all churches and temples accountable for outreach programs to help with the homeless and meth addicts in this city.
All of these churches and temples enjoy a tax exempt status with very little to no contributions towards the communities they thrive in. Otherwise they should not be exempt from paying their share in taxes.
This city does not need any more churches, it needs more community service oriented organizations to help with social issues, be it church or nonprofit organization.
What would Jesus or whom ever you pray to do other than recruit more members for the church?
Put your faith and money where your mouth is...

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  1. @ billy

why are you so anxious to tax, tax, tax? why do you think the monopoly of violence should be allowed to steal more under that term called taxation? More importantly, why is it ok for a "church" to be tax free, but a mans labor can be taxed?

why...

why are you so anxious to tax, tax, tax? why do you think the monopoly of violence should be allowed to steal more under that term called taxation? More importantly, why is it ok for a "church" to be tax free, but a mans labor can be taxed?

why does billy think it is ok to steal from someones day of work to give to another? is billy a state paycheck rider? has billy every worked before? does billy understand that when you don't own your labor you are a slave to the politicians and the welfare riding, nation killing bums?

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  1. Billy

between church revenue untaxed and church property untaxed here in the U.S. it adds up to and over 500 billion per year.
you are speaking of an entirely different political and social infrastructure that does not exist at this present time....

between church revenue untaxed and church property untaxed here in the U.S. it adds up to and over 500 billion per year.
you are speaking of an entirely different political and social infrastructure that does not exist at this present time. Anarchy in the classical sense and or libertarian-ism

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  1. MacAnnis

@Billy
Churches and temples DO contribute to the community, using their own resources and people. Churches were the ORIGINAL community service organizations and they still help, but they don't generally brag about it.

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  1. MacAnnis

@billy
Also, to hold accountable means placing blame on those responsible, and how exactly are the churches responsible for causing meth addiction and homelessness.
Regarding taxes, your words suggest that the money is the government's and they...

@billy
Also, to hold accountable means placing blame on those responsible, and how exactly are the churches responsible for causing meth addiction and homelessness.
Regarding taxes, your words suggest that the money is the government's and they allow you to keep some of it.

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  1. 2nd amendment supporter

Yall want to talk about corrupt churches? Start talking about the church in denair on waring and monte vista. Those people have stolen ridiculous amounts of money from people since 2010. I know that this specific church only cares about money and...

Yall want to talk about corrupt churches? Start talking about the church in denair on waring and monte vista. Those people have stolen ridiculous amounts of money from people since 2010. I know that this specific church only cares about money and forcing the church members to spend week nights and weekends at the church doing the corrupt pastors dirty work.

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0 #6 2nd amendment supporter 2015-08-11 00:04
Yall want to talk about corrupt churches? Start talking about the church in denair on waring and monte vista. Those people have stolen ridiculous amounts of money from people since 2010. I know that this specific church only cares about money and forcing the church members to spend week nights and weekends at the church doing the corrupt pastors dirty work.
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0 #5 MacAnnis 2015-08-10 23:47
@billy
Also, to hold accountable means placing blame on those responsible, and how exactly are the churches responsible for causing meth addiction and homelessness.
Regarding taxes, your words suggest that the money is the government's and they allow you to keep some of it.
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0 #4 MacAnnis 2015-08-10 23:41
@Billy
Churches and temples DO contribute to the community, using their own resources and people. Churches were the ORIGINAL community service organizations and they still help, but they don't generally brag about it.
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0 #3 Billy 2015-08-10 15:14
between church revenue untaxed and church property untaxed here in the U.S. it adds up to and over 500 billion per year.
you are speaking of an entirely different political and social infrastructure that does not exist at this present time. Anarchy in the classical sense and or libertarian-ism
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0 #2 @ billy 2015-08-10 09:18
why are you so anxious to tax, tax, tax? why do you think the monopoly of violence should be allowed to steal more under that term called taxation? More importantly, why is it ok for a "church" to be tax free, but a mans labor can be taxed?

why does billy think it is ok to steal from someones day of work to give to another? is billy a state paycheck rider? has billy every worked before? does billy understand that when you don't own your labor you are a slave to the politicians and the welfare riding, nation killing bums?
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0 #1 Billy 2015-08-09 15:50
the city should hold all churches and temples accountable for outreach programs to help with the homeless and meth addicts in this city.
All of these churches and temples enjoy a tax exempt status with very little to no contributions towards the communities they thrive in. Otherwise they should not be exempt from paying their share in taxes.
This city does not need any more churches, it needs more community service oriented organizations to help with social issues, be it church or nonprofit organization.
What would Jesus or whom ever you pray to do other than recruit more members for the church?
Put your faith and money where your mouth is...
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