Use Permit Application No. PLN2022-0046 - Iglesia Apostolica


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Use Permit Application No. PLN2022-0046 - Iglesia Apostolica
Document Type
CON - Early Consultation
Present Land Use
Church facility/ Residential Residential/ Low Density Residential
Document Description
Request to re-establish an existing legal non-conforming (LNC) church facility on a 0.38± acre parcel in the Rural Residential (R-A) zoning district. The project site is currently improved with three structures that have not been utilized as a church facility since approximately 2012: a 2,220 square-foot church building, 2,758 square-foot social hall, and 1,428 square-foot dwelling with a 400 square-foot detached garage serving as a parsonage. The church building and social hall are currently vacant. This is a request to remodel a portion of the church building and construct a 180 square-foot restroom addition, and resume on-site activities. After construction, the church building will consist of 1,634 square feet of assembly space, 376 square feet for a classroom, and 297 square feet for two restrooms. The existing bell tower is proposed to be removed and no signage is existing or proposed. The site is also improved with existing landscaping located throughout the project site consisting of a combination of trees, shrubs, and grass. The proposed administrative hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an estimated three volunteer employees on-site. Church services will be held on Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with approximately 30 members at each service. The church building will have a maximum capacity of 100 and will not have any fixed seating. Bible studies will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the social hall with approximately 30 members attending each study. Weddings will take place on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with up to 50 guests. An estimated three weddings are anticipated per year. Wedding ceremonies will take place within the church facility and receptions will take place in the social hall, and will include amplified sound. Up to 15 other special events, such as baptisms, are anticipated per year on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with up to 50 members on-site and will include amplified sound or acoustic music. The special events will take place both inside (in either the church building or social hall) and outdoors, and amplified sound is proposed for indoor events only. The events are for church members and the facility is not available to be rented out to the public. The kitchen in the social hall may be utilized to prepare food for the church events with no catering or food drives proposed. No non-religious events are proposed. The LNC church has historically operated with no on-site parking, and approximately 30 public on-street parking spaces are proposed to be developed along both I Street and West 5th Street. The project site fronts on County-maintained Fink Road, Bonita Avenue, I Street, and West 5th street, and is served by Crows Landing Community Services District for water and private septic for wastewater services. Churches are a permitted use in the R-A zoning district provided they first obtain a Use Permit; however, in this case the existing church facility was constructed prior to the property being zoned R-A in 1974, and is considered an LNC use. A Use Permit is required to enlarge, expand, or restore a non-conforming use in accordance with Section 21.80.070 of the Stanislaus County Zoning Ordinance.

Contact Information

Teresa McDonald
Agency Name
Stanislaus County Planning and Community Development
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Crows Landing
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
West 5th Street and Fink Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Union Pacific
Crows Landing
Bonita Elementary School

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (Church facility)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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