ST. PETERS, Mo. (KMOX) — The City Of St. Peters has to pay $80,000 and make changes to its zoning laws.

The lawsuit came after the city denied a zoning permit for a group home for four women with intellectual disabilities.

The Justice Department says St. Peters violated the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

St. Peters officials will now have to get to work to make changes: They must replace an ordinance that imposes a 2,500 foot spacing requirement between group homes, adopt a more reasonable land use policy, provide training for city officials on federal laws concerning disabilities and let the federal government know, in writing, whenever they deny a zoning request by persons with disabilities.


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