Plymouth mosque plan goes forward despite some tension


Plymouth City Council will be hearing a proposal for the old Post Office site across from City Hall in Plymouth. 

Plymouth mosque plan goes forward despite some tension

by Rupa Shenoy, Minnesota Public Radio

August 18, 2011

 

Plymouth, Minn. — A proposal to house a mosque in a soon-to-be-closed suburban post office is now heading to the Plymouth City Council, after being reviewed by the city’s planning commission Wednesday night.

About 200 people attended the hearing, which commissioners tried to limit to a discussion about logistics such as parking spaces, access and building use.

But of the 16 or so people who spoke before the commission, two raised objections to the mosque on religious grounds, and the atmosphere sometimes grew heated.

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8 responses to “Plymouth mosque plan goes forward despite some tension

  1. Pingback: First Wal-Mart, Now a Mosque – Plymouth, MN Planning Commission Entertains Controversial Development Plans « John Murphy Reports

  2. Craig, thanks for posting this. I wish I had been at the meeting now that I read this report. First Wal-Mart, now the mosque. It would be interesting to know how much the post office site was sold for. If you happen to see that anywhere it would be great to get that information and to know if it was an open bidding process.

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