Liberty Live Church plans permanent home

Published 3:36 pm Thursday, August 11, 2022

Liberty Live Church, which holds services at Smithfield High School on weekends, is looking to construct its own building.

Timmons Group, a Virginia Beach-based engineering firm, has requested a special use permit on behalf of Louis and Un Chon Kil Ramos of Yorktown to construct a roughly 30,000-square-foot building on 6 acres behind the town’s Dollar Tree and O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

Access to the church would be via a cul-de-sac on Wimbledon Lane. The church would include roughly 500 seats and 227 parking spaces. According to the application, the church would be used primarily on Sunday mornings for services at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and on Wednesday evenings for youth group meetings.

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Smithfield’s Planning Commission voted unanimously on Aug. 9, following a public hearing, to give the requested permit their favorable recommendation. The matter will next head to Smithfield’s Town Council for another public hearing and a final vote.