MEHLVILLE, MO (KPLR) – A proposal for major apartment development in unincorporated south St. Louis County is getting the thumbs up from the county council. But a big thumbs down from many neighbors.
It's even got the attention of the Mehlville Fire Protection District.
Around 2,000 south county residents have already signed a petition urging the St. Louis County Council to deny approval for the 232 unit complex.
The complex would be building in what's now a wood area at the intersection of Tesson Ferry and Bauer Road.
The lot is surrounded by single family homes.
Residents opposed to the development believe it would make a congested area even more congested and cause traffic problems.
The St. Louis County Planning Commission is meeting Monday night to hold a hearing on the controversial development.
The proposal is going through the process a second time.
In August before a large turnout by residents, the county council voted 4 to 3 in favor of the complex. The vote was then withdrawn due to a technical matter.
The Mehlville Fire Protection District covers that area of South County and has asked the planning commission for a 30 day delay so it can give the proposal a full review to determine its impact on public safety.
The Mehlville School District also worries about the impact of additional students to the district.
The hearing is set for 7 pm.