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New Islamic Center Development Approved In Naperville: Report

NAPERVILLE, IL – Naperville City Council unanimously approved a proposal for the multi-phase mosque and school development of the Naperville Islamic Center on Tuesday evening, the Daily Herald reports.

Ahead of Tuesday’s 9-0 vote, the proposed project encountered opposition from some residents who live near the 13.6-acre construction site at 3540 248th Avenue. which is to take place in five phases over a period of 40 years.

Approval came with an agreement from the Naperville Islamic Center to notify nearby residents and put up signage on the site before moving to the third and fourth phases. Other compromises reached before the mosque was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission included the agreement of the Naperville Islamic Center to manage traffic during rush hour and not to amplify the sound in the open air.

The Naperville Islamic Center currently has mosques at 2844 W. Ogden Ave., 25W530 75th St. and 450 Olesen Dr.

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