Clayton (KMOV.com) - A plan to build a $350 million casino development in north St. Louis County is causing opponents to cry foul.
Opponents say the project, slated to be built just south of the Columbia Bottom Conservation area, will be detrimental to the ecosystem and cause trouble for migrating birds. ?They say the infrastructure in the area is inadequate and the entire idea would create a huge eyesore.
The North County Development Group is expecting the St. Louis County Council to sign off on the 300+ acre project in a meeting Monday evening in Clayton.
Opponents call it the wrong development in the wrong place.
Authorities are expecting a large crowd of protestors at the council meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m.
St. Louis county's planning commission ignored the large crowd of protestors at a meeting Monday night by voting to support a new casino in North County.
The casino still needs approval from the county council along with a state gaming license.
As of now, no licenses are available.