Zoning paves way for pagoda request to move forward to city council

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Zoning paves way for pagoda request to move forward to city council
Property at 1107 Poplar Drive Extension was granted zoning to R-15, residential Monday when no quorum was present at the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting at City Hall.

Dr. Nguyen Giep, the founder of Spartanburg-Pelham OB-GYN, appeared before the board requesting the zoning of the Spartanburg County property that is planned for a pagoda, a place of worship traditionally for Buddhists.

“This will serve all the Buddhists of the Upstate,” Giep said. Giep, now retired, has been in the upstate since 1976.

At 5:31 p.m. chairman T.D. Campbell called the commission to order and at 5:36 announced, “We do not have a quorum. The applicant wins the case. We adjourn.”

Present with Campbell were Loan Nelson, Thomas McAbee and Lynn Stewart. Absent were Glendora Massey, Mickey Montgomery and Kevin Tumblin.

Justin Kirtz, Geographic Information Systems / Planning, conducted the meeting in the absence of Glenn Pace, Planning and Zoning Coordinator.




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