A US District Court judge has ruled that a Detroit suburb violated no laws when it allowed the construction of a mosque in a neighborhood, a verdict definitely in favor of Muslims. Lawyers for some residents then sued, saying that zoning ordinances were being violated. US District Judge Gershwin Drain issued an order Wednesday in favor of Sterling Heights.
The city denied plans for the mosque in 2015 over what it said were parking, traffic, and other concerns. In 2017 and after long negotiations, a consent agreement was signed.
New plans have been approved, but new engineering prints must be drawn and permits pulled and approved before construction can begin.