Plans for a church in North Canoe received initial approvals from Salmon Arm council.
Owner of the property at 5590 Canoe Beach Dr. NE, James Baer with the Salmon Arm Mennonite Church, requested that the parcel be rezoned from A2, rural holding, to P3, institutional. The application to council noted that the church’s present rented facility is no longer adequate for the size of their worship services.
The church wants to build a facility that has a seating capacity of 120, plus accompanying Sunday school rooms and washrooms.
To the north of the property is Canoe Beach Drive with the CPR rail line beyond; to the south, a large vacant parcel bounded on the south by the Trans-Canada Highway; to the east, a large vacant parcel and; to the west, a half-hectare parcel with a single-family dwelling, bounded by Canoe Creek.
A public hearing on the application was held last night, Oct. 9.