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SIKESTON -- An apartment complex for low-to-moderate income seniors failed to get the nod from the Sikeston City Council after proponents were unable to show a need for it.
During the special City Council meeting Monday, Jason Maddox, executive vice president of MACO Development Company of Clarkton, presented information on the proposed development and asked the Council to support an application submitted to the Missouri Housing Development Commission.
The project would house residents age 55 and older at a two-story facility located at 601 West 3rd Street. It would consist of 31 one or two bedroom apartments, a common area and a fitness center, according to Maddox.
"I think this is a need we have in Sikeston," Councilman Bob Depro said.
Michael Jensen, chairman of the Sikeston Housing Authority board, stated that while they have a waiting list for the 500 units managed by the Housing Authority, "we have no elderly on our waiting list."
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