Limits on church property ownership
Alan Leigh Armstrong
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Fri Apr 12 13:32:17 PDT 2002
So if we have a University (call it Notre Dame) and it has a chapel, as
large as many cathedrals, it does not fall under the 15 acre limit?
I would expect most large churches to have schools, day care, or other
non-church activities attached. Is only the land for the church counted?
There are mechanical problems calculating the land use where the church has
State: "There are 45 parking spaces for church use that are not for school
use and that puts you over the limit."
Church: "Those 45 spaces are used for back to school night, graduation, and
dodge ball. They are part of the school, not the church."
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