Greenwich Reform Synagogue
A Connecticut synagogue filed a federal lawsuit this week, alleging the Town of Greenwich violated its civil rights and made a discriminatory decision by denying its plan to build a house of worship.
The Greenwich Reform Synagogue filed its plans with Town Hall to construct a building of less than 13,000 square feet in the Cos Cob neighborhood.
A local official said the opposition has nothing to do with religion but is instead out of concern that a community gathering spot could impact safety and increase traffic on local roads.
The Greenwich Planning and Zoning Commission granted approval for a planned new synagogue in a residential area of Cos Cob and opponents plan to challenge the decision in court.
The plan calling for building a synagogue in a residential area of the Cos Cob section of Greenwich will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday evening.
Some have complained about the Greenwich Reform Synagogue’s plans for a large new sanctuary, religious school, and social hall. The initial proposal was for a 20,000-square-foot space.