PLAINFIELD, Ill. - Last month, the Plainfield Village Board rejected the first request for a special permit citing traffic concerns.
But it was a different outcome at a standing room only village board meeting on Monday after concerns about discrimination were raised.
At issue, a proposed Islamic center at a building in a residential neighborhood that formerly housed a church and a Montessori school.
Last month, a permit for the mosque failed to pass a village board vote.
But residents near the site said the issue is about traffic and parking.
Monday evening, the board took a second vote on the permit and approved the measure to a roomful of applause.
The project will move forward, but with some street parking restrictions, and requirements that the mosque have a privacy fence and traffic committee.