Hindu temple seeks to make move to Nashua's Broad Street
NASHUA - The Hindu Temple of New Hampshire is hoping to relocate to an old farmhouse along Broad Street.
Officials from the religious organization will present a site plan for 523 and 525 Broad St. to the Nashua City Planning Board Thursday at 7 p.m.
"The applicant expects no more than 30 people at the temple at any given time," a staff memo from Deputy Planning Manager Matt Taylor states.
Fifteen to 20 people attend a typical service, according to the paperwork on file at City Hall; about seven to 10 services will be held monthly.
Now at 1 Progress Ave., the temple is in the process of purchasing the Broad Street property near the Majestic Heights residential development.
"With a modest beginning in July 2008, the temple has grown consistently," a posting on the Hindu Temple of New Hampshire's website says.
According to plans filed at the city's Community Development Office, the Broad Street property is owned by Digital Federal Credit Union of Marlborough. A religious temple is a permitted use in the existing suburban residential zone.
"No changes to the site or the exterior facades of the buildings are proposed," the memo says of the 1.5-acre parcel.
A red barn and a white office building now occupy the site. The office building, once a farmhouse built in the early 1800s, will be used for religious instruction during operating hours, according to the plans.
The barn, which previously served as an antique store and later a neighborhood convenience shop, was renovated about six years ago. The entire parcel was subdivided a decade ago, and Majestic Heights was constructed behind the farmhouse property.
If the site plan is approved, the Hindu Temple of New Hampshire will operate from 6 to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
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