County officials issued a building permit Friday to a Sufi sanctuary slated for unincorporated land between Lafayette and Walnut Creek. The move surprised opponents of the project who thought that parking issues remained an obstacle to construction.
The Sufi Reoriented sanctuary will use parking from nearby schools associated with the group, according to the Contra Costa Times, which reported that shovels could go into the ground as early as Friday.
Read more Patch coverage of the Sanctuary:
Saranap Residents Divided By Sanctuary Plan