NewsLocal News / January 12, 2021

Dispute Over Plans For A New Mosque In Hendricks County

Dispute Over Plans For A New Mosque In Hendricks County

Some Hendricks County residents are in a public disagreement about plans for a mosque, school, gymnasium and Muslim seminary.  The new buildings are part of plans for a housing and multi-use community center. Residents sent a petition against the development to the Hendricks County Planning Commission, which took community input Tuesday.

Ahead of that meeting Legal counsel for the development Murray Clark said the overall community response for to the plans has been positive: 

"My experience is that the people of Hendricks County are genuinely good people interested in good quality of life. open minded. There are those that do object that we believe tonight we can address pretty directly all of the individuals that have sent communications and supported the project,” Clark said.

At the Planning Commission meeting, attendees stated they welcomed the development.

Questions centered mostly about the logistics of the project and its impact on houses and other nearby structures. But concerns were also raised about traffic and how the project might affect property values. The proposed site, formerly a golf course, would be south of I-74 near the east end of the new Ronald Reagan parkway just inside Brownsburg city limits. 

 

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