Architect’s drawings depict the proposed expansion, approved with conditions by the Sandy Springs City Council, of the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 1025 Mount Vernon Highway NW, Sandy Springs.

Sandy Springs OKs church expansion

The Sandy Springs City Council has approved with conditions a church’s request for a conditional use permit so that it can add a fellowship wing and expand its sanctuary.

The project would expand the footprint of Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s main building by 20 percent, or 2,400 square feet, to 8,400 square feet, according to a Planning & Zoning staff report to the council

The church, on 4.5 acres at 1025 Mount Vernon Highway NW, was built in 1971. It has a single-story main building of about 6,000 square feet and a two-story religious education building with about 4,800 square feet, staff said.

Staff-recommended conditions included the church providing natural, undisturbed buffer, except for utilities and replantings, of 100 feet next to Mount Vernon Highway, 25 feet next to the east and west property lines, and 50 feet next to the north property line; replanting vegetation removed for a proposed wall along the west side of the parking lot; and certain stormwater requirements.


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