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    RLUIPA

    Piggybacking on a previous thread about schools, how does your jurisdiction handle the development or enlargement of religious institutions? Are they required to go through an architectural review process? Do they have to meet the same performance standards? Are they required to meet landscaping criteria? And any other comments on how this delicate issue is approached.

    For me, I was told to tread very lightly, and at the first sign of any disagreement the City Attorney gets involved.

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    Piggybacking on a previous thread about schools, how does your jurisdiction handle the development or enlargement of religious institutions? Are they required to go through an architectural review process? Do they have to meet the same performance standards? Are they required to meet landscaping criteria? And any other comments on how this delicate issue is approached.

    For me, I was told to tread very lightly, and at the first sign of any disagreement the City Attorney gets involved.
    That's sound advise. Technical, building related requirements are normally ok. Use and architecture-related questions are what get you into trouble. Also have the church appoint a go-to person that can answer the questions and make the changes that are necessary. Finally, being clear and willing to work with them. Keep in mind, most churches have a bit of a chip on their shoulder when working with government. Good luck and keep the attorney on speed dial.
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