ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) - The city council in Alpharetta has approved a proposal to expand a mosque. The Islamic Center of North Fulton, on Rucker Road, has been trying to expand its mosque since 2011.
The council unanimously approved the proposal in a vote on Monday night. In 2011, Alpharetta officials decided not to change zoning laws that would have allowed the expansion. Since then, members of the mosque said they've worked with the surrounding neighborhoods and the city to approve their new proposal. The mosque had 25 members in 1998, and now that number is close to 600 members.