I'm Amin Issa. Bassam Issa (the director mentioned in the article above) is my father. I'm familiar with the project on Gunbarrel Road, as well as the Islamic community in Chattanooga—including their needs and reasoning.
I've read through the comments that have been posted so far, and I see the concerns that are being laid out. I'm not one to react and provide answers where only statements have been made. For those of you who do have concerns or a curiosity for more information, either about this project specifically or Islam generally, feel free to follow up and ask questions here, and I will do my best to listen and respond.
Full disclosure: I speak in representation of no one and simply wish to ease concerns.