Eagle Brook Church Addresses Concerns Over Plymouth Building Plan
Eagle Brook Church is looking to build a 64,000-square-foot campus on a vacant plot of land along Chankahda Trail in Plymouth. However, residents have raised concerns over things like traffic, parking and noise.
Wednesday night, the church tried to address some of those concerns
“We feel it’s important to make sure that we hear and understand any concerns that the neighbors have,” said Stephanie Hauber, Eagle Brook’s expansion director.
During a public meeting at Wayzata High School, Hauber and other church officials tried to answer the questions raised by Plymouth residents about the impact this proposed church would have on their neighborhood.
“We will be working closely with the city on all of the ordinances that are out there and making sure we meet all the codes that are out there as well,” Hauber said. “But we really, truly do want to be a good neighbor.”
At the moment, the high school is the temporary home of Eagle Brook’s Wayzata campus. However, over the last five and a half years, the church has grown by 30 percent, which is why they want to build a permanent structure.
“There is a need for people that want to come and find a church that feels like home to them,” Hauber said, referring to the growth of the congregation. “We provide a place for them to come and experience God in very real and relevant ways.”
Eagle Brook filed a formal application with the city of Plymouth on Sept. 14. The proposal calls for seating of up to 1,500 people and 685 parking stalls.
The church is currently working with the city on a study to determine just what sort of traffic impact the church would have in that area.
“We do a lot of due diligence when it comes to what kind of building will be on that site,” Hauber said.
Eagle Brook’s hope is that they can break ground early next year and have the project finished by late 2025.