Castle Rock Township, MN

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Description

In November 2014, the Castle Rock Township Board of Supervisors denied the Al Maghfirah Cemetery Association’s application for a conditional use permit on 73-acres of land zoned residential. The rejection cited the size of the project, loss of tax base, and the lack of public availability. The Association filed a discrimination lawsuit in response. In January 2016, the Dakota County District Court ordered the Township to issue a conditional use permit, ruling that the loss of tax base constitutes an “arbitrary and capricious” justification. Since the ruling, the property has been vandalized twice.

Creator

Ben Damon

Year

2014

Collection

Citation

Ben Damon, “Castle Rock Township, MN,” U.S. Mosque Controversies, accessed December 1, 2022, https://usmc.ecdsomeka.org/items/show/89.

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