Board votes down proposed Hindu temple in Orange County neighborhood

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County leaders have voted down plans to build a new 45,000-square-foot Hindu temple in a local neighborhood.


People living in Gotha received the decision they were hoping for after raising concerns about a proposed temple on the land. The Orange County Board of Zoning Adjustment unanimously declined the 45,000-square-foot site plans.

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The board said the main reason for its decision is the proposed temple is too large for that proposed area.

“We wish as a congregation that things would have gone in our favor, but we have to also understand the community and the voice of the community,” temple spokesperson Jamin Brahmbhatt said.

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The building would have been located right in the middle of a current nursery and another religious building.

People with the temple said their current one is outdated and requires a lot of maintenance. They have 10 days to challenge the decision and take it to commissioners.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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