Court ruling supports planned Islamic center at former Farmington Hills elementary school

Michigan Court of Appeals says residents trying to block sale of Eagle Elementary school to Islamic association have no standing

Published On: Sep 21 2012 08:25:46 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 21 2012 08:27:28 PM EDT

The Farmington Hills School District is a step closer to finalizing a deal to sell a closed elementary school in West Bloomfield to the Islamic Cultural Association.

The plan to sell the Eagle Elementary has generated public opposition to plans for a mosque and cultural center on the school's site.

Two residents filed suit to block the sale. A lower court ruled the residents had no standing. That decision was upheld on Friday by the Michigan Court of Appeals.

It is not clear if the ruling will be appealed.