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Friday, October 23, 2009

Masjid Al-Farooq, Mississauga - Lans Purchase required - additional parking required








LAND PURCHASE REQUIRED FOR PHASE 2

1.3 acre Toemar Firewood Property, inshaAllah

THE CHALLENGE – Additional Parking Required

Alhamduli Allah, Masjid al-Farooq submitted its Phase 2 plans in June 2009 for a 25,000 sq.ft expansion (full-time school, gymnasium, ghusl facility, etc). We had provided an EXCESS of 30 parking spots on the Plans (City required 77 and we provided 107). However, due to the congestion in the neighbourhood and parking infractions that some of our brothers and sisters have caused on the streets (e.g. blocking driveways and parking in people’s driveways, speeding, etc.), the City has upgraded our PHASE ONE parking requirements and the total parking required now is at least 153 making us short by 46 parking. The City would like us to solve this issue before proceeding. We have the following options (and the issues have been listed with each):

1. Underground Parking – very expensive at $25,000 per car

2. Aboveground Parking – expensive at $15,000 per car and will limit the future expansion of the building on the surface

3. Purchase more land – although costly, this is still the cheapest, quickest, easiest option. However, property in our area is going for $1.8 to 2 million per acre.

THE OPPORTUNITY – Toemar Firewood Property

Although Toemar Firewood (1.3 acre property next to us on the west side) has not been willing to sell in the past, we have been able to convince him to accept an offer of sale immediately, alhamduli Allah. This is a beautiful piece of property that would increase our total area to 3 acres, increase our frontage on Eglinton even further and give an additional 130 parking spots with room for the Phase 3 expansion, inshaAllah! This is an incredible opportunity from Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala! Please see the attached JPEG file for a Site Plan Sketch showing how the site would look if we get the property inshaAllah.

THE URGENCY – QARD HASANAH

Time is of the essence. The City will not continue our building permit approval until the Masjid purchases the property. Therefore, we need to raise $2 million very quickly (within a month or two). Although donations are welcome, we urgently need QARD HASANAH (loan without interest for a noble cause) with a term anywhere in the range of 9 months to 36 months. We will immediately provide an on-the-spot witnessed written contract with a repayable date. We have repaid everyone on-time in the past who gave us Qard Hasanah, alhamduli Allah.

Please encourage all your family and friends personally to cooperate, unite and participate in this noble opportunity to expand the Masjid sitting in full view on one of the busiest arteries in the City – a beacon of Da’wa! Masjid al-Farooq is always busy alhamduli Allah. In the summer, 600 people pray Jumu’ah OUTSIDE and some even pray Maghrib Salah outside!

Yes it is a big undertaking but we built Phase 1 costing $2million in 14 months, we bought the adjacent 0.75acre property in 2008 for $1.34million in a few months, so we can do this once again with the help of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.

Please download the Qard Hasanah Form that you may fill and send to the Masjid. Or please feel free to contact me at the email above or call 905-858-7586 ext 21 to make arrangements for the Qard Hasanah.

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Jazaakum Allah Khairan for your support to build the House of Allah in the heart of Mississauga.

Masjid Al-Farooq

935 Eglinton Avenue West
Mississauga, ON
L5M 2B5
Map of Masjid Al-Farooq
Phone: (905) 858-7586
Fax: (905) 507-9500

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