St. Bartholomew proposes school greenhouse

St. Bartholomew Catholic School on 27th Street in Columbus would like to build a greenhouse to help its students learn about agriculture and gardening topics.

The school is asking the Columbus Plan Commission this afternoon to approve a variance of setback requirements to allow the 288-square foot structure on the property. The plan would put the building five feet closer to the property line than normally allowed.

And the Plan Commission will be asked to waive requirements that auxiliary structure not be built on front lawns. The planning department staff is recommending approval of the project, saying that the greenhouse would be screened from view by existing playground equipment.

The Plan Commission meets at 4 p.m. today at Columbus City Hall.