NORWALK - ? The final public hearing was held tonight over a proposed mosque and Islamic center to be built on Fillow Street in Norwalk.

A previous hearing on the proposal was held earlier this month.

Those who oppose the project say the building does not belong in a residential area, citing both its size and traffic concerns. They insist their opposition has nothing to do with Islam itself.

Those proposing the mosque say it's high time that Muslims have a religious home to call their own in Norwalk.

Officials say that next week, a private meeting will be held for supporters to offer a rebuttal.

Proposed mosque in Norwalk leaves residents divided