Clayton Planning Commission votes to move forward with Centene project

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CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) - On Monday the Clayton Planning Commission and Architectural Review Board held the third public meeting about the proposed Centene campus.

The meeting lasted over five hours with the Clayton Planning Commission and Architectural Review Board voting 5-0 in favor of the project.

For weeks the topic of conversation has been the proposed $750 million Centene expansion in downtown Clayton.

Centene officials said it would create as many as 2,000 jobs and would result in at least $4 million in annual payroll taxes for the state.

A lot of Clayton residents think that this development is just too big, and they worry about how it would affect traffic and parking in downtown Clayton

One resident said he would be happy to see the new building. He said he expects those types of structures in Clayton and would like to see the vacant area developed.

The proposed project now goes before the Clayton City Council.