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.