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Planning Commission approves mosque expansion
by James Coburn
An addition to a mosque was a recommended 4-1 by the Edmond Planning Commission this week. Commissioner Bill Moyer voted against the special use permit including a site plan.
Prayer is given in the existing 680-square-foot building at 525 N. University Drive. The 8,000-square-foot addition is needed for fellowship and recreation, said attorney Randel Shadid, representing the Islamic Society of Edmond.
"There are many examples in the city of larger facilities near the single family homes," Shadid said. "Particularly a lot of them are churches. The Catholic church in particular has a lot of similar sized homes around it, and it is much larger than this facility."
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