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Norwalk City Council OKs $2 Million Plan To Find New Site For Mosque

This model of the mosque proposed for Norwalk was shown during a Zoning Commission's public hearing in 2012.
This model of the mosque proposed for Norwalk was shown during a Zoning Commission's public hearing in 2012. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. — The battle over a plan to build a mosque on Fillow Street came to an end Tuesday night as the Norwalk City Council approved a $2 million plan to find the Al Madany Islamic Center find a new site, according to The Hour .

This resolved a 2-year old lawsuit by Al Madany against the city after the city’s Zoning Commission rejected plans for a 27,000-square-foot building on the 1.5-acre property at 127 Fillow St. in West Norwalk.

Many in the residential neighborhood had said the proposed mosque was too large for the site.

As part of the agreement:

  • Norwalk will pay $307,500 for litigation costs and $925,000 for damages to Al Madany.
  • Norwalk will buy the property for $585,000.
  • The city will work with mosque officials to find a new site and pay up to $215,000 for development costs.

Read the full story here at The Hour.

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