The Islamic Society of Milwaukee strives to fulfill the worship and educational needs of the Muslim community throughout the greater Milwaukee area. To meet the needs of the Muslim community in the western suburbs, the ISM has purchased several acres of land a short distance away from the intersection of Calhoun Road and North Avenue, in the City of Brookfield.
A "West Side Task Force" has been working on developing plans for the construction of a prayer hall and community center. The Task Force has been working with city officials, architects and consultants to make sure that these plans become a reality.
The Task Force has set up a website (www.ismwest.org) where more detailed information can be found regarding the current status of this project. The project was been submitted to the City of Brookfield and the entire plan was reviewed by the Brookfield Plan Commission on Monday, February 13, 2012. (See the meeting video here.) The Plan Commission approved the scheduling of a conditional use public hearing within 60 days (tentatively set for May 7, 2012). Two weeks after the public hearing, the Common Council makes the final decision on the zoning matter. If all goes well, construction can begin soon after the Common Council vote.
A powerpoint discussion of the project can be found here.
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