Update: Buddhist Temple Appeals Own Building Project as Gesture to Neighbors

June 19, 2005

Source: Pasadena Star-News


On June 19, 2005 the Pasadena Star-News reported, "In a strange twist of events, members of a Buddhist temple coming to town this year have appealed their own approved project. Last year, the 7.5-acre proposed facility at Pathfinder and Fullerton roads spawned vehement protests by the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council and other groups. Temple officials recently appealed to remove dormitories from the $6 million to $8 million project in hopes of appeasing resident concerns and strengthening community relations. The temple would have provided permanent housing for 26 nuns and rooms for 28 visitors for quarterly retreats each year. 'We want to be friends with our neighbors,' longtime temple member Johnny Yeh said. 'The major conflict is kind of over this is just a compensation.'"

See also: Buddhism, Civic, Zoning