Q. Our church is in the process of remodeling and adding square footage. We’ve come up against a parking issue with the city because of the capacity of our sanctuary.
The sanctuary isn’t changing in our construction plans, but the capacity makes us short of parking spaces based on city requirements. If we could cut down seating capacity, all of our parking problems would be solved.
I’ve had some interesting conversations and correspondence with prominent manufacturers and providers of church seating. In the past, the standard was 18″ or 19″ per person seated in a pew. I’m told that standard has been increased, due to the “growing” of Americans.
Can you help me estimate the proper seating requirements for our facility and town? Anything you can offer on the subject will be greatly appreciated—we’re in a jam!
Facility Planning Team Member
Unity Church of the Valley
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