Video: Neighbors appeal mosque plans
HENRICO, VA - Henrico's Board of Supervisors will soon hear an appeal over plans to build a huge mosque in the west end. Neighbors want the county to reconsider plans for the Hungary Road site.
Imagine, for a second, in a wide open space one day, a huge 30,000 square foot mosque. With it, the plans call for 128 parking spaces. But longtime neighbors say that's not nearly enough.
Sylvia Hoehns Wright is more than a longtime neighbor — her name is on the gate.
On behalf of her adjacent family-owned subdivision and the surrounding neighborhoods, she filed an appeal this month asking Henrico County to hold off on what the Islamic Center of Richmond wants to do.
"We really question whether it's a safe idea to move forward with what is presently proposed." (...)