Muslim Center Foes Have Traffic, Flooding Concerns

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MECCA Architectural Drawing (MECCA Image)

MECCA Architectural Drawing (MECCA Image)

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(WBBM) – About 100 people turned out Tuesday evening for a meeting of the DuPage County Zoning Board to express their opposition to a proposed Muslim cultural center in unincorporated Willowbrook.

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Opponents told the board that the center would make traffic and flooding issues worse in the neighborhood.

The Chicago Tribune reports the Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America (MECCA) is seeking a conditional-use permit and several building height variations for a proposed mosque, school and recreation center on 91st Street near Illinois Route 83.

An attorney representing the residents told the board that the neighborhood isn’t suitable for a large religious institution.

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