A church’s plan to someday build a parking garage on its South Congress Avenue land is drawing opposition from nearby residents, who say doing so could set a precedent by allowing commercial uses to intrude into their Travis Heights neighborhood.
Congress Avenue Baptist Church is seeking a zoning change for the eastern half of its property, a one-block site bounded by South Congress Avenue and Nickerson, East Monroe and East Elizabeth streets.
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CORRECTION: This story has been updated to say that the eastern half of the Congress Avenue Baptist Church's property is bounded by South Congress Avenue and Nickerson, East Monroe and East Elizabeth streets.