Panel Denies Rezoning for Buddhist Association near Duluth

July 27, 2005

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On July 27, 2005 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "The Vietnamese Buddhist Association of Central Georgia didn't receive the blessing of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night. The commission denied a rezoning request by the group's representative, Trung Van Le, for a church in a residential area of Ingram Road near Duluth. The group has been out of compliance with local zoning rules for years, which was less than endearing to some commission members... Unfamiliarity with local law had led to the nonprofit facility's operation without zoning clearances, [Ray Smith, an attorney for the property owner] said. The rezoning request was part of its attempt to comply with the law, he added."

See also: Buddhism, Zoning