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Henrico approves plan for Short Pump mosque
by Randy Hallman
After hearing neighborhood residents complain about potential safety problems and other issues, the Henrico County Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved plans for a mosque in the Short Pump area.
The West End Islamic Center plans to build a 35,141-square-foot mosque with space for worship, a day-care center, classrooms, a kitchen, office space and a conference room.
Representatives for the center said construction is probably about three years away as the center raises funds for the $3.5 million building on about 4.8 acres where Shady Grove and Twin Hickory roads intersect.
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