A new Sikh religious center has been proposed for West Norwalk, and while many have expressed excitement over the thought of a proper place to worship, some residents are concerned the plan doesn’t fit in with the neighborhood.
The application for a 18,000-square-foot gurudwara, a Sikh place of worship, at 283 Richards Ave. was proposed by the Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Foundation in August. A review on the plans was presented to the commission in October. With nearly 100 letters and emails sent to the city regarding the proposal, the project was set for public hearing at Wednesday’s Zoning Commission meeting.
About 60 correspondences were submitted in opposition to the project and about 35 were in favor of the gurudwara, according to city records obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media.