Tower at Santa Clara Mosque Faces New Hurdle

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    Churches have steeples and crosses.  Mosques have minarets.

    It's a sign to folks that the building is something of a religious nature.

    A mosque in Santa Clara wants to put up a 64-foot minaret on its facility on Scott Blvd.  It has already received planning commission approval, but now a businessman has put a wrench in the construction plan.

    The Mercury News reports Thomas Scott, who is president of Cambridge Management Company, is appealing the approval.  He calls the tower an eyesore and claims it will set a architectural precedent.

    The issue will be discusses at a meeting Wednesday.

    The proposed minaret is the final piece of the mosque, which is also a school and community center for the Muslim community in Santa Clara.