Apple Valley Planning Commission to Rehear Arguments for Hindu Temple

February 3, 2005

Source: Daily Press

On February 3, 2005 the Daily Press reported, "Hindus will get a second shot at presenting their plans for a temple on Apple Valley Road to the Town Planning Commission. By a unanimous vote, the Planning Commission decided to re-hear arguments for allowing the construction of a 7,950-square-foot Hindu temple and an adjoining community center on March 2. Several members of the community spoke against the temple at the Planning Commission's meeting Wednesday night. They cited adverse traffic impacts and incompatibility to having a temple in the midst of a residential neighborhood. Others argued the temple would produce very little additional traffic to Apple Valley Road and that it would not detract from but rather enhance the existing neighborhood... Manmohan Nayyar, citing a town traffic study, said the temple will add only four cars to Apple Valley Road during peak hours. The temple would add value to the town, which he has called home for the past 18 years, he said."