Oakville residents were outraged when St. Louis County planned to build low income senior apartments and did not properly notify neighbors. Now the county is changing the way it notifies residents of public meetings and hearings.
After an hour of testimony, County Councilman Steve Stenger didn’t address the crowd as he received and filed the Planing Committee recommendation to allow the project to continue.
Halting the project could cost St. Louis County a lawsuit from the developer, National Church Residences, but residents opposed to the project have vowed their own lawsuit if it continues.
The commission voted 6-1 not to change the zoning ordinance that allows for the building. Still, Oakville resident Mark Haefner says the citizens don’t want it so it shouldn’t be there.
Michael Fox says he lives about 100 yards from the site near Mason and Clayton Roads, of which one acre will be used for a gas station and the other nine for the residential complex.
“We’re not going to stop,” an attorney for the project vowed, “we’re going to continue to build.”
Councilman Steve Stenger, who originally sponsored the project a year ago, is now leading the charge to send the plan back to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
St. Louis County residents say they still plan to attend another town hall meeting tonight to oppose the center under construction.
Oakville residents crowded a local church for an informational meeting, regarding a senior housing development project, that brought more questions than answers.
The boy, wearing only a diaper, was found by a groundskeeper at the Port Apartments near Telegraph and Baumgartner in Oakville.