TOWN & COUNTRY, Mo. (KMOX) – The Town and Country Board of Aldermen has given their blessings to Maryville University.

The school is now free to move ahead with plans to build a 24,000-square feet maintenance building, soccer and softball fields.

Last week, the board heard a proposal to rezone a section of land on Conway Rd, for the University.

Many residents voiced their opinion Monday saying it was a bad idea and would lower their property values.

“What Maryville is asking is to take the least desirable part of their entire operation and put it down near our neighborhood,” one resident said.

“It’s going to be a tremendous eyesore if it looks as big as Dierbergs sitting on that field. That is going to be ugly,” said another.

Maryville insists there will be extensive landscaping to make the building look nice.

Some residents that attended the meeting defended the University. “Why citizens would be opposed to athletic fields with no lights or a PA system is a mystery to me.”

Maryville plans to pay several million dollars for the property. There is no date set for construction.


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