Elevation Church has been given the OK to build a new church in Ballantyne after the Charlotte City Council on Monday unanimously approved rezoning 22 acres at Lancaster Highway and Johnston Road.
The megachurch has raised $8.2 million during a capital campaign to open three new locations in the Charlotte area, including one in Ballantyne, as well as Lake Norman and University City.
The church wants to construct a 264,000-square-foot building, which would include a 42,000-square-foot worship center with 1,600 seats. The church may also build a 22,000-square-foot children’s ministry and a 200,000-square-foot office, according to its rezoning application with the city.
The land had been zoned for apartments. The rezoning was inconsistent with the city’s South District Plan, but the city’s zoning committee recommended approving the change.
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