senior living facility

St. Louis County Assessor's Office

The St. Louis County Assessor’s Office will undertake a review of all tax-exempt properties in the county to confirm their owners still qualify for the tax break.

Exemptions have been granted to thousands of non-profit groups because their properties are used for charitable, religious or educational purposes, but some of them no longer qualify, said County Assessor Jake Zimmerman.

This rendering shows what the National Church Residences facility in Oakville will look like after construction is complete.
National Church Residences

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger told reporters that the votes were not there on the St. Louis County Council to reverse the zoning designation of a low-income senior residence in Oakville.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The ball is effectively in the St. Louis County Council’s court after the St. Louis County Planning Commission rejected a bid to scuttle a low-income senior living facility in Oakville.

But at this point, no one knows how the council will act because a supermajority is required to override the commission's decision.

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.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Dear Beaconites --

Three controversies roiled the feelings of St. Louisans this week -- the George Zimmerman verdict in Florida, student transfers in local districts and construction of housing for the elderly poor in Oakville. In each case, the chasms that separated different points of view were so wide that many people could only shout across them.

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.