As the Salem House of Blessings in Navasota grows, they are now going to have another building for worship and events.
A conditional use permit was considered at Monday’s city council meeting for the building at 1100 Manley Street, which is at Manley Park, to utilize it as a place of worship, and a place to host the community.
“We need space, and the spot a Manley is an ideal place. It is two and a half acres, and a 17,000 square foot multi-purpose and worship center. We can use that not only as a worship center, but we can use that as something for the youth, maybe a gym…we can have services there, bu in he same process, transform it into a recreation center,” said Salem pastor Charles Tompkins, speaking at the meeting.
Council discussed briefly the move, and were ensured by Tompkins that any events at their new building would not interfere with baseball games, or other events at Manley Park.
Development services director Guadalupe Diosdado added there was some small concerns mentioned at the Planning and Zoning meeting.
“There were some rumors, I guess, that were put to rest by Mr. Tompkins, about maybe a Boarding House, or Halfway House. But, they were very clear that is not the intention of the use,” said Diosdado. “Once that was cleared up, there was really no comments from the public.”
Council approved the conditional use permit for the Salem House of Blessings to use the property and building at Manley Park.
For questions, contact the city at 936-825-6475.