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City officials listen to housing proposal

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Strategic Planning and LCRA board members will meet to discuss whether property owned by the city should be given away or not.

A Strategic Plan Implementation Commission housing proposal to foster growth in the city by giving lots to house builders was presented to the Sikeston City Council during a special meeting Monday.

Bob Depro, city councilman and council representative to the commission, said there are two key factors that led to the housing proposal.

One is that a large number of people work in Sikeston but live elsewhere. The second factor is the availability of homes in the $80,000 to $120,000 price range is limited -- a price range that is appealing to people making the transition from renting to owning a home.

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