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First Baptist Church to Build Big Honking Athletic Complex in Carrollton Texas

5 February 2009 at 8:56:03 AM

Had to wonder when I read this article in the DMN, about the first phase of building from First Baptist (I\'m assuming first Baptist of Carrollton), if the neighbors liked it. I think they don\'t, but I think the Carrollton City Council voted for it anyway( there were 2 members of the church that voted for it instead of sitting that one out). The proposed area is mammoth.

The first phase involves an athletic ministry with two lighted baseball/softball fields, two lighted soccer or football fields, four lighted sand volleyball courts, a pavilion and a sports ministry building.

The church ultimately hopes to build a three-story, 360,000-square-foot church with a 3,500-seat sanctuary; a two-story, 900-seat mission center; parsonages; and a 700-seat amphitheater.

Residents of the Coyote Ridge neighborhood, however, didn\'t want to live near the noise, traffic and lights of the athletic complex, particularly at night. They also said the plans would drive down their property values.

I was trying to think where this was, since I used to live in The Colony. Will be near 121 and Hebron Parkway, which, as I recall is that snaking, winding road that eventually ends up near Vista Ridge Mall and I-35. Unless it\'s changed much, it was, last time I saw it, a very residential area with lots of houses in subdivisions.  Not too residential anymore with THAT going in. My parents used to attend Prestonwood Baptist when it was off Hillcrest, and it was always a mess of traffic-I remember at one point the church had to shuttle people from remote parking lots.

Anyway, I was amused by the justifictions given by the two members who voted.

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