A debate over the parking needs for a proposed mosque in Liberty Corner heated up at the latest Planning Board hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 8, after the board's staff set a far higher threshold.

While a plan for 50 parking stalls was initially deemed zoning compliant based on the local criteria for a "church," the board's staff said the appropriate standard is a 2010 planning industry formula for mosques that would require the project to provide 110.

The board, using further information on the project, would have the ability to set the number higher or lower.

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