Senior center denied after Town and Country residents voice concern

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by Lindsay Bramson / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 6:41 AM

 (KMOV) –Town and Country residents voiced their concern over a proposed senior living center to be built in their neighborhood.

The 150-unit Allegro Senior Living Center was proposed for the intersection of Clayton and Mason Roads but the developer needed new zoning to move forward. Most of the property is zoned residential currently.

More than 200 residents showed up Wednesday night to beg the planning and zoning commission not to approve the request for new zoning.

In a vote, the Planning and Zoning Commision denied the developer's request to rezone the area. 

The new senior center was set to go up on eight acres of unused land where a Shell Gas station once stood.

Residents said traffic in that area is already bad and that the contraction would just make it worse.

People expressed concern about decreased property values and noise that would come with the building process.

 

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