A hearing on a special exception request for a 156-seat church at Rainbow Hall will begin on February 29, along with a redevelopment plan for Lot 5. The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in Room 205 of the Jefferson Building, at 105 W. Chesapeake Avenue. On February 2, a hearing was begun on a special exception request for a 1,000-seat church and a development plan for a 41,800 sq.ft. addition that would serve as a sanctuary along with the redevelopment of Lot 5. That hearing will continue at an unspecified later date. The owner’s plans are to rent the facility to a variety of faith organizations.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend the February 29 hearing.