Springdale, AR - The City Council unanimously passing a proposal involving a church displaced by construction of the Don Tyson Interchange. Victory Church sat on the same corner for some 20 years on the north side of The Don Tyson Parkway. With the interchange, the congregation knew it would have to relocate, but the land the church had set aside for a future home was also needed by the city. Under imminent domain, Springdale took the church's original piece of property for around $2 million, but Pastor Tim Coffman says that money wasn't enough to cover all the cost associated with relocating.
"We've got 13 and a half acres there, that they are going to take about 3/4 of an acre there for the roundabout. We've come to an agreement that's mutual for both of us," Coffman explained.
Tuesday night the council officially accepted Coffman's proposal meaning the church gets about $150,000 for the additional land on the corner of 56th and Don Tyson Parkway. Coffman says the funds will go towards relocating and finding a permanent home for the church.
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