(KMOV) – Oakville residents expected to get answers Wednesday night following the news of a housing complex for low-income seniors being built in the neighborhood.
Hundreds of angry residents packed St. Paul’s Church on Telegraph in hopes of sharing their concerns of what the proposed low-income senior complex would bring to their neighborhood.
They claim they weren’t notified and they don’t want the senior housing in their backyard. The complex is being constructed on Telegraph Road, just west of Cliff Cave Park.
“You know, if they’re renting, they’re not paying property taxes, we are. I feel we had a right to be notified and we were not,” Carol Sweet said of the new complex.
Many questioned the quality of construction, how the property will be maintained and whether or not it will lower their property values.
Residents are urging county officials to reconsider the $5 million project although the county officials were not at the meeting Wednesday night.
A representative for St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley did not show up either.
News 4’s Lindsay Bramson was told Dooley is interested in finding out why residents were not made aware of these housing plans. No plans to stop the construction have been made.