Plans to Build Islamic Mosque Proposed Near Carlisle Airport, PA

July 22, 2003

Source: The Patriot News

On July 22, 2003 The Patriot News reported that "a plan has been submitted to build an Islamic mosque, community center and cemetery on 9.3 acres along Petersburg Road in South Middleton Twp [PA]... The property is less than a mile south of the Carlisle Airport on the west side of the road... The plan, submitted by Peace Centre Corp. of Carlisle, calls for two buildings -- a mosque and community center totaling about 8,000 square feet -- with a 52-space parking lot at the front of the property, and a cemetery with flat markers on five acres to the rear of the site... The land is zoned agricultural/conservation and churches are permitted as a conditional use, township officials said."