Discussion of the Cathedral of Christ the King’s proposed expansion of its facilities on Peachtree Road in Buckhead, which was originally scheduled before Neighborhood Planning Unit B’s (NPU-B) Development and Transportation Committee on March 24, was postponed until the committee’s next meeting April 21.
A dispute between the church and the adjacent Peachtree Heights East neighborhood, especially over an addition to the church’s parking deck, caused the church’s counsel to request the delay in the NPU-B discussion.
After the Development and Transportation Committee meeting April 21, the issue will go before NPU-B’s Zoning Committee the next week and the full NPU-B board May 5.
All of the NPU-B meetings are held at the Cathedral of Christ the King each month.
The Peachtree Heights East Neighborhood Association became particularly upset when the church filed its application for a special use permit Feb. 11 while the neighborhood group was in the process of months of negotiations with the Catholic church. Association President Sue Roberts said, “The applications detailed a greater scope of expansion than had previously been revealed to us.”
The main issues for the neighborhood are the expansion of the parking deck and an increase in the square footage of other buildings.
Garden Hills, another neighborhood adjacent to the cathedral, has reportedly responded positively to the expansion plans.
— John Schaffner