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

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Reconvene 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:
The Planning and Zoning Commission reconvened the public hearing for PZC 20-1-052 on April 8, 2021, and continued it to April 21, 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:
Project Updates
Plan Modifications
The petitioner has proposed two modifications to the initial plans for ICN to address concerns that have been raised during the public hearing thus far. One modification is procedural in nature and includes the addition of a crossing guard during peak Friday afternoon services, and the second modification is a change to the proposed site plan as detailed below:

1. Crossing guard. Neighbors have raised several concerns r...

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