The Templeton Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses received a unanimous go-ahead Thursday from the county Planning Commission to build a church and pastor’s residence in Templeton.
The permit, which has conditions attached regarding landscaping, lighting, distance from neighbors and other issues, will allow the Templeton Congregation to construct a 4,400-square-foot religious facility and, later, an 1,140- square- foot parsonage and garage.
The buildings will go on a currently empty lot at the northwest corner of Bennett Way and Vineyard Drive in Templeton. There are two other churches nearby, as well as a small shopping center anchored by Trader Joe’s.
There will be space for 52 vehicles. Ken Wilson, speaking for the congregation, said the church expects approximately 50 cars for each of two services Sunday and 15 at Tuesday and Thursday night services.
Nobody spoke in opposition to the project.