Following unanimous approval
by the Lake Elsinore Planning Commission Tuesday night, Lambs Fellowship plans
to open a youth center in the city.
With a 5-0 vote, the commissioners approved the commercial design review for a 1,920-square-foot "portable youth gathering building" on the church grounds located at 21901 Railroad Canyon Road.
The project must now move on to city council for its stamp of approval.
The proposed building will be located adjacent to the existing Lambs Fellowship amphitheater. Additionally, Lambs has obtained county approval to install a 3,000-gallon septic tank to service the proposed facility.
The architecture and style of the proposed building will be a large rectangular shape with wood siding colored to match other existing structures on the property.
Lambs Fellowship’s Dan Lincoln was on hand during Tuesday’s meeting and told commissioners the church has always planned to build a permanent youth center but at present he could not say when that will happen.
“This is a step toward that [permanent structure],” Lincoln said.
Several commissioners expressed concern that the portable building will begin to look worn as the years go on and so a clause was added into Tuesday night’s approval that gives the city the opportunity to review the structure five years after occupancy to determine if the building should continue to stand.