Monday, January 22, 2018
St. Louis Bosnians

New public hearing ordered for Islamic Community Center

The St. Louis County Council Tuesday accepted without comment a recommendation from the Planning Commission that the process of approving an Islamic Community Center in South County begin anew.

The order for a new public hearing prolongs a seven-year effort by Bosnian Muslims to construct a $1.25 million worship and recreation facility on 4.7 acres at 2537 Lemay Ferry Road.

Center organizers in April launched a court challenge to a 2010 Board of Equalization ruling that the center’s property tax exemption lapsed when construction did not begin in a timely fashion.

The Missouri State Tax Commission upheld the board’s decision earlier this year.

The public hearing will weigh the merits of the conditional use permits required to move forward with the construction.

No date has been set.

SOURCE: St. Louis Post Dispatch

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