Geneva Moran moved into National Church Residences this summer. She said she's had a great experience, even though the facility was often mired in controversy.
Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

On Tuesday afternoon, residents of a newly-minted senior living facility in south St. Louis County were ready for a party.

After officially opening in June, officials with the South County Chamber of Commerce helped cut the ribbon on National Church Residences Telegraph Road.  Inside a room with shiny wooden floors and hip artwork and decor, the $5.2 million building was officially welcomed into the unincorporated St. Louis County township of Oakville.

National Church Residences

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley’s latest attack ad focuses on a divisive south St. Louis County housing complex for the elderly. The ad is an attempt to attack Dooley's Democratic rival, Councilman Steve Stenger, and also appeal to elderly voters.

If history repeats itself, the elderly will be among the largest voting blocs in the Aug. 5 primary.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The St. Louis County Planning Commission declined to change the zoning designation for an Oakville-based low-income senior living facility.

It’s a temporary setback for opponents of the structure, which is currently under construction on Telegraph Road in the unincorporated south St. Louis County community.

Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

The St. Louis County Planning and Zoning Commission heard public comments Monday night about a low income housing development in Oakville that has become the source of intense concern from some residents.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: As expected, the St. Louis County Planning Commission won’t make a recommendation on the future of a low-income senior facility in Oakville.

The announcement came before hundreds of people from the south St. Louis County community showed up in Clayton to speak out against the facility, which is under construction.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The St. Louis County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday to send an Oakville project for low-income seniors back to the county’s planning and zoning commission.

It was a move that pleased hundreds of residents of the south St. Louis County township that jammed Tuesday’s meeting.