MISSION, Kan. - A senior living facility in Prairie Village got the green light from city leaders, despite a lot of pushback from neighbors.
The back and forth at Monday night's council meeting lasted well past 11 p.m., but in the end city leaders voted 7- 6 in favor of the Mission Chateau Senior Living Facility.
Getting this project off the ground hasn't been easy for the Tutera Group, the project's developer.
They got the project narrowly approved back in September, but a neighborhood association filed a protest petition that required a super-majority of 10 votes.
The developer scaled back the project by combining some buildings. They cut the square footage by 10 percent and eliminated 17 units.
Heading up the opposition to the project is John Duggan, an attorney representing the Mission Valley Neighborhood Association.
He said there would most likely be an appeal and opponents want additional modifications to the plan.
If no appeal is filed, developers plan to break ground in around six months and expect to the project to take another 24 months to complete.