City Church plans to demolish two older buildings at its property on Lee Highway.
Senior Pastor Mike Chapman said together they have about 9,000 square feet.
He said one site will become a grassy area and the other a parking area with 75 spots.
Pastor Chapman made the presentation to the City Council, which was told that the church plans to make use of a nearby city detention area. The church will pay $14,800 for that privilege.
The church already has two detention ponds, it was stated.
Councilwoman Carol Berz asked if the church might consider a rain garden instead of the grassy area and might make the parking area of permeable material. Pastor Chapman said the church was looking at both of those ideas.
He noted that the area near the church has been subject to flooding, and the church property has been flooded as well.
Two motels across from the church are also utilizing the city detention pond.