From Pastor Jim, june 16

VERSIA DEVELOPMENT UPDATE, PART II


We are continuing our efforts to support a zoning change for our property on the west side of Story Road. I really believe that this 55+ Versia Senior Adult Community is the best use for the land for our church, the senior adults in our church and in our community, and for our neighbors. It will provide affordable high-quality housing for seniors who want an alternative to traditional apartments--a safe, new, well-maintained, upscale community with activities and amenities designed just for them. It would produce less traffic and less traffic congestion than single family homes.


The developers of Versia are working hard to address the concerns of neighbors by making changes to the site plan. In recent weeks they’ve added 20 parking spaces, a walking trail, a butterfly garden, a right turn only lane and a 7 foot masonry fence. They are planning to design the elevation of their buildings that face Story Road to match ours. In addition, we’ve made plans to run our shuttle bus to Versia at least three times a week to allow residents to attend senior adult activities and church services.


I hope you will pray that the Planning & Zoning Committee will recommend our needed zoning change to the Council on July 6 and that the City Council will approve our zoning request at their meeting on July 22. We need you to come to the meeting in support of this ministry opportunity. You can also call, write, or email the City Council members supporting the project.


We will be offering transportation from the church parking lot at 6:30 p.m. for both of the above meetings. I hope the room on both occasions will be filled with members of the Oak View family.


Blessings.


See You Sunday,

Pastor Jim