Supervisors to consider construction of Hindu temple in Escondido

Posted at 9:56 AM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 12:56:34-04

 SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will consider an appeal Wednesday intended to block construction of a Hindu temple on county land.

Community members are concerned that a proposed Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation temple may increase traffic and have a "negative impact on community character," according to the county.

The 10-acre building is proposed for a vacant 19-acre plot north of and adjacent to Old San Pasqual Road and south of State Route 78, between Summit Drive and San Pasqual Trail.

The county Planning Commission approved a major land use permit for the temple in February.

County Planning and Development Services officials recommend that supervisors deny the appeal so construction can move forward.