A small Christian school looking to expand in Braselton crossed its latest hurdle on Monday night, when the Braselton Planning Commission approved its request for a conditional use permit in a local office building.
In a 4-0 vote, members of the commission OK’d Planning Director Kevin Keller’s recommendation with the condition that the facility meet all building, fire and life-safety codes before classes can begin. The next step is approval from the Braselton Town Council, which meets at 7 p.m. May 9.
Braselton Christian Academy plans to move from its 1,000-square-foot space, where it now has 20 students, into about 2,600 square feet of space at Tuscany Professional Park, off Ga. 211. School officials say they expect to add another 10 students and don’t plan on making changes to the outside of the building.
During the hearing, members of the commission mainly focused on parking needs and how the lot would be shared with neighboring businesses, especially during school events.
Keller countered that parking during special events is an issue at any school.
“Every school I’ve ever been to runs into overflow issues with special events,” he said.
Following a motion by Commissioner Tony Price, the conditional use permit was approved with the condition.