Hawthorne Ridge Neighborhood Association

Commissioners Approve Islamic Center

Jan 3, 2012

An Islamic Community Center in West Lafayette is moving forward.

The Tippecanoe County Commission unanimously approved a ten-acre plan for the facility on North Salisbury Street.

Doctor Abdul  Sankari is treasurer of the Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette, the group constructing the building.

He says it is necessary to meet the growing needs of the community and its proximity to Purdue’s campus also is important.

Members of the Hawthorne Ridge Neighborhood Association expressed concerns about the size and location of the center.

Tippecanoe APC approves Islamic Center site plans

Dec 22, 2011

Members of the Hawthorne Ridge Neighborhood Association are raising concerns about a possible Islamic Center in the unincorporated area of Tippecanoe County.

The facility is proposed for the intersection of county roads 500 North and 50 West, north of West Lafayette.

Association President Tom Fackleman says that type of project could disturb the current landscape of the community, and might cause drainage problems.