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Liberty leaders to consider rezoning for new senior living complex

Posted at 7:20 AM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 08:20:08-05

LIBERTY, Mo. -- Opponents and proponents of a proposed senior living apartment complex in Liberty will square off at city hall Monday night.

Members of the city council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance that rezones a section of land near Mississippi and Prairie Streets to allow for the apartment complex. 

A third of the people who live in that neighborhood signed a petition against the project. Critics argued the complex will be too big and have an enormous impact on the neighborhood. 

The petition now means six of the eight council members need to vote yes on the rezoning request for it to win approval and allow the project to move forward. 

The developer plans to build a 38-unit apartment complex spread out over seven buildings. It's geared toward senior and disabled renters. It would be located on the corner of Mississippi and Prairie Streets, near the central fire station. 

The rezoning proposal will be up at Monday's city council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at city hall, 101 E. Kansas Street.

Even if the council approves the rezoning, members will then have to review the final development plan at another meeting before the complex becomes a reality.