Oakville Residents Looking For Answers To Housing, Development Project

OAKVILLE, MO (KMOX) – It was standing room only Wednesday for around 600 Oakville residents as the overflow spilled into the lobby and out the doors of the Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, where residents gathered looking for answers about a proposed senior housing development project.

Residents were angered when they heard about the federally funded housing and development project, claiming they were never informed about the project until after it was approved by the Saint Louis County Council.

St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger did not attend the meeting and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, sent John Boesch, who has only been on the job for two months, to represent him during the meeting.

Residents were upset Councilman Stenger was not in attendance and Boesch had only a few answers for the Oakville residents.

In order to get a re-hearing from the county zoning commission, it must be proven there were deficiencies in the approval process.

Current plans for the development project show the housing will be located along Telegraph Road, next to the Goddard preschool.

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