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File #: 21-0091    Version: 1
Type: Public Hearing Status: Held
File created: 1/13/2021 In control: Planning and Zoning Commission
On agenda: 1/20/2021 Final action:
Title: Conduct the public hearing for the Islamic Center of Naperville located at 3540 248th Avenue (ICN) - PZC 20-1-052
Attachments: 1. Development Petition, 2. Project Description, 3. Legal Description, 4. Disclosure of Beneficiaries, 5. Standard Responses, 6. Building Elevations, 7. Phasing Plan, 8. Prelim Engineering Phase 1, 9. Prelim Engineering Overall, 10. Prelim Landscaping Plan, 11. Site Plan Overall, 12. Site Plan Phase 1, 13. Floor Plans, 14. Parking Study, 15. Traffic Study, 16. Autoturn Exhibit, 17. Public Comments Part I, 18. Public Comments Part II, 19. Public Comments Part III
Related files: 21-0091E, 21-0091I, 21-0091B, 21-0091C, 21-0091F, 21-0091J, 21-0091H
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Conduct the public hearing for the Islamic Center of Naperville located at 3540 248th Avenue (ICN) - PZC 20-1-052
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Sara Kopinski, AICP

ENTITLEMENTS REQUESTED:
1. A conditional use to develop a religious facility including a mosque, school, multi-purpose hall, and gymnasium uses to be built in 5 phases over the next 40 years; and,
2. a variance to Section 6-9-2:4.2 to allow parking in the front yard setback; and,
3. a variance to Section 5-10-3:5.2.4.1 to eliminate the fencing requirements on the north property line.

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
Official notice for the public hearing for PZC 20-1-052 was published in the Daily Herald on January 4, 2021.

BACKGROUND:
The subject property consists of 13.36 acres on the east side of 248th Avenue, at the intersection with Honey Locust Drive. The property is zoned R1 (Low Density Single-Family Residence District) and is owned by the Islamic Center of Naperville (ICN). ICN proposes developing the property with a religious facility including a mosque, school, multi-purpose hall, and gymnasium in 5 phases over the next 40 years. To do so, the petitioner has requested approval of a conditional use for a religious institution in the R1 zoning district, a variance to allow parking in the front yard setback, and a variance to eliminate the fencing requirement along the north property line.

DISCUSSION:
History
The subject property was owned and operated by Hope Church until 2006. The 2002 Southwest Community Area Plan designated the future land use of the property as community facility, which reflected the church's ownership of the site.

In 2011, ICN submitted a petition for annexation and rezoning the property to R1. At the time, the petitioner intended to use an existing structure on the property for administrative offices and limited workshop purposes. The temporary, limite...

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