Neighbors' Lawsuit Blocks Hindu Temple

October 11, 2008

Author: Edythe Jensen

Source: The Arizona Republic

It had been green-lighted by both the Chandler City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission, but a proposed Hindu temple didn't sit right with a small group of neighbors.

They took their fight to court - and won.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Glenn Davis ruled recently that 35-year-old "residential only" deed restrictions on the proposed temple site are valid.

The decision effectively blocks a 2007 city permit that would have allowed a brightly colored worship center with spirals on the southwestern corner of Dobson Road and Galveston Street.