Church of Scientology wins approval for building to store parishioner records
The Community Development Board Tuesday unanimously approved a Church of Scientology warehouse to be built in the city’s industrial corridor.
The nearly 90,000-square-foot warehouse will be used to house parishioner records, according to an application submitted by the church.
Church officials declined further comment Tuesday.
Board members wanted to know more about why the church would only provide 10 parking spaces for a building zoned for 133 spaces on the southeast corner of N Hercules Avenue and Calumet Street.
Between three and 15 workers will staff the facility in two shifts “day and night” behind a gated entrance, according to the application.
Ed Armstrong, an attorney representing the church, said the church “essentially had its own transit agency,” and planned to shuttle workers to and from the facility in vans and buses.