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Oakville senior housing development gets zoning approval again

Opponents of the low-income senior housing complex being built in Oakville packed the St. Louis County Zoning Commission meeting Monday night. Opponents of the low-income senior housing complex being built in Oakville packed the St. Louis County Zoning Commission meeting Monday night. Image source: Fox 2 KTVI

   The St. Louis County Council will decide the ultimate fate of a controversial low-income senior housing complex being built in unincorporated south county near Oakville.  

   On Monday night the St. Louis County Zoning Commission voted 6-1 to recommend that the council uphold the county's 2012 approval of the 45 unit facility along Telegraph Road.  

   National Church Residences began construction on the project in May.  An NCR spokesperson says the non-profit has already spent more than $1 million on the project.

   Some Oakville residents had asked that the issue be reopened because they felt the county had failed to properly inform them of the process before signing off on the project.  

   Critics complain that the building is too large for the lot on which it's being built.  They say they will keep fighting to shut to project down.

   St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has said he strongly favors the project.  

Last modified on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 01:35

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