Proposed Hindu Temple in Bridgewater NJ Faces Opposition

September 1, 2004

Source: The Star Ledger

On September 1, 2004 The Star Ledger reported, "Citing traffic and environmental concerns, Bridgewater residents last night voiced strong opposition to a proposed 47,000-square-foot expansion of the Sri Venkateswara Temple on Old Farm Road. The zoning board, unable to reach a decision on a conditional use variance for the Hindu temple, tentatively scheduled another public hearing for Oct. 5... If the plan is approved, the existing structures, which include the temple and community building, would grow from 43,812 square feet to 90,841 square feet. The society also seeks to include access to the 20.5-acre temple property from Route 206 to reduce traffic on Old Farm Road and residential streets."