Sunrise, FL Approves Islamic Complex

August 25, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

On August 25, 2004 The Miami Herald reported, "a group of South Florida Muslims is planning to build a new Islamic center in western Sunrise, complete with a mosque, a day care, a K-12 school and a cafeteria. Islamic leaders say the center will be the largest of its kind in South Florida, and that it is needed to serve a growing Muslim population here. he center needed permission from the Sunrise City Commission to build on the southwest corner of Northwest 55th Street and 108th Avenue. That's because the site -- within the Sunrise Commerce Park -- is in an industrial district . The commission granted the exception Tuesday night without discussion The project will include 70,000 square feet of buildings on 11 ½ acres. Construction could begin early next year, said Dr. Zahid Qureshi, one of the center's founders."