Benton Township has approved an expansion project for a local church. The First Church at Benton Heights is planning a new 7,100 square foot building to be located at 990 North Euclid. The church tells us it will expand existing programs and create new ones for those living in the surrounding area. It goes on to say First Church’s new non-profit New Heights CCDA will operate its current Community Food Network, the Benton Heights Community Development Council, and some financial literacy courses from the site. The church says that will provide Benton Heights residents with new food and financial options. First Church of God hopes to break ground on the building shortly after the start of the new year.