Short Pump, VA

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In 2012, the West End Islamic Center proposes to knock down its single-story temporary mosque and replace it with a 35,000-square-foot facility that would include a mosque, classrooms, a daycare, a kitchen, offices and a conference room. Some residents oppose the plans at a Henrico County Planning Commission meeting, voicing concerns such as increased traffic, insufficient parking and maintaining the historic look of the neighborhood. The planning commission unanimously approves the mosque proposal in July 2012. [Source: Pew 2012]



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“Short Pump, VA,” U.S. Mosque Controversies, accessed December 5, 2021,

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