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Findings of fact for conditional use permit approved for Willmar, Minn., mosque

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Findings of fact for conditional use permit approved for Willmar, Minn., mosque
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

The following affirmative findings of fact were made by the Planning Commission:

n That the conditional use, with attached conditions, conforms to the purpose and intent of the zoning ordinance and is in conformity with the city's Comprehensive Land Use Plan because residential zoning districts permit places of worship.

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n That there was no factual demonstration of a substantial/appreciable negative impact on values to properties in the neighborhood from the proposed conditional use because no property value facts or appraisal testimony was given to prove otherwise.

n The conditional use will not result in the destruction, loss, or damage of a natural, scenic, or historic feature of major importance to the community because it is a fully developed residential area of no natural or historic significance.

n That the conditional use will not impede the normal and orderly development and improvement of the surrounding property for uses permitted in the district as zoned because it is a fully developed existing neighborhood and any future home development will not be thwarted by the use.

n That adequate utilities, access roads, stormwater management, and other necessary facilities have been, or are being, provided because the utilities and access already exist and will be improved.

n That adequate measures have been, or will be, taken to provide ingress and egress in such a manner as to minimize traffic congestion and maximize public safety in the public streets because any new curb cuts will be done according to city engineer's approval.

n The conditional use will be designed, constructed, operated and maintained in a manner that is compatible in appearance with the existing or intended character of the surrounding area/neighborhood because it is an existing structure and other places of worship have proven to be a good fit into other residential areas of the community.

The following affirmative findings of fact were made by the Planning Commission:

- That the conditional use, with attached conditions, conforms to the purpose and intent of the zoning ordinance and is in conformity with the city's Comprehensive Land Use Plan because residential zoning districts permit places of worship.

- That there was no factual demonstration of a substantial/appreciable negative impact on values to properties in the neighborhood from the proposed conditional use because no property value facts or appraisal testimony was given to prove otherwise.

- The conditional use will not result in the destruction, loss, or damage of a natural, scenic, or historic feature of major importance to the community because it is a fully developed residential area of no natural or historic significance.

- That the conditional use will not impede the normal and orderly development and improvement of the surrounding property for uses permitted in the district as zoned because it is a fully developed existing neighborhood and any future home development will not be thwarted by the use.

- That adequate utilities, access roads, stormwater management, and other necessary facilities have been, or are being, provided because the utilities and access already exist and will be improved.

- That adequate measures have been, or will be, taken to provide ingress and egress in such a manner as to minimize traffic congestion and maximize public safety in the public streets because any new curb cuts will be done according to city engineer's approval.

- The conditional use will be designed, constructed, operated and maintained in a manner that is compatible in appearance with the existing or intended character of the surrounding area/neighborhood because it is an existing structure and other places of worship have proven to be a good fit into other residential areas of the community.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
(320) 235-1150
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