A dispute about whether the Archdiocese should be able to build a new rectory in a Buckhead neighborhood for the Cathedral of Christ the King. The Archdiocese apparently plans to build a 2,987-square-foot addition to an already existing home of 5,000 square feet. Construction on the property began at the beginning of June after a building permit was issued. Subsequently, two local attorneys filed an appeal asking for an injunction to end the work on the basis that the church failed to follow city zoning ordinances in its permit application.
The specific issue in the case was whether or not the extension qualified as a home. According to the attorneys who filed the suit and those who supported them, the church was not a home but an extension of the church and so required special-use permits. The church, for its part, argued that the extension was legally a single-family home and that therefore up to six unrelated people could live together in the building under the zoning code. A decision in favor of the church was ultimately issued at the end of July.