Going to Council

After numerous public hearings, the Islamic Center of Naperville can finally take the next step with its proposal. At their latest meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a recommendation in favor of the center’s petition for annexation.

Members of the religious group want to incorporate more than 14 acres of land near 95th and 248th streets into Naperville. The move would gain them access to city services such as water and sewage in preparation to build a mosque on the site in the future.

The property currently has a four-bedroom house that the group would use for administrative offices.

“The petitioner has made it clear that they intend to use the property long-term for religious purposes,” said Commissioner Tim Messer. “That use fits within the master plan and that’s why I’ll be supporting this.”

The recommendation will go to the city council, who ultimately makes the final decision.

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