Scientologists eye a move to Downtown - 2007-12-21
Opposing forces are squaring off over the Scientologists' plan to open a church Downtown.
A Jan. 11 variance hearing at the Albuquerque Planning Department could determine whether the Church of Scientology of New Mexico will finalize its purchase of a prominent Central Avenue building. The hearing will determine if the church should be issued a conditional use permit for the site.
The opposition says the church does not fit into the Downtown 2010 Sector Development Plan. The Scientologists say the plan does not preclude such use.