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Plans for Hindu temple in Henderson move forward despite opposition

Despite the opposition of some residents, development of a Hindu temple in a rural Henderson neighborhood is “moving fast,” according to the project’s architect.

Simona Stephens, project architect with Suzana Rutar Architect Ltd., said a civil engineer is already on board and the approval for the project’s civil engineering is estimated to take about a year. The plan after that is to focus construction on one structure in the complex at a time.

The American Hindu Association has proposed building a Hindu temple near Berlin Avenue and Lisbon Street in a neighborhood designated as a Rural Neighborhood Protection Area. That designation allows governing bodies to adopt zoning regulations and restrictions to “maintain the character” of rural neighborhoods.

The Henderson Planning Commission approved the proposal in August, but many residents of the neighborhood appealed the decision to the Henderson City Council.

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