TOWN & COUNTRY, Mo. (KMOX) – Some west St. Louis County residents want city officials to know high-density development is not what their town is about, and that includes a four-story senior living center.

“If a 150,000 square foot senior apartment structure doesn’t sound like high-density on nine or less acres, I  don’t know what does,” resident Michael Fox says.

Fox says he doesn’t want city leaders to get into the habit of rezoning residential land into commercial uses, which is one of the reasons why he opposes the project.

“What’s next? Once it starts, in a city like Town & Country, with the history we’ve had, we’re pretty hellbent to not let that start happening,” Fox said.

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.

He and others plan to protest at tonight’s Town & Country Planning and Zoning Commission hearing.

Last week, hundreds of Oakville residents loaded into buses and filled a St. Louis County Planning and Zoning Commission on a senior housing development in Oakville. Residents there say they were unaware of the project before construction began and plan to fight it in court.


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