Washington State Baha'i Community Petitions for Permit

March 27, 2003

Source: The Seattle Times

On March 27, 2003 The Seattle Times reported that "the Baha'i community is petitioning Bellevue [WA] for permits to build a large complex on Northeast Eighth Street. By next year, the group plans to transform a vacant acre across from Crossroads Shopping Center into a $2 million, 2,300-square-foot center for the Baha'i faith... The space will be used for gatherings and celebrations throughout the year, as well as classrooms and a general-purpose facility. The Baha'is have small facilities in Redmond and Issaquah, basically informational centers that accommodate about 50 people. The group usually rents buildings or facilities for Sunday school and larger gatherings."