Trakas will hold town hall on Telegraph Road senior housing Monday


St. Louis County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas will host a town hall Monday about a proposed senior-housing complex on Telegraph Road.

Trakas is holding a town hall at 6 p.m. Monday, July 1, at The Pavilion at Lemay.

Sylvan Springs Associates is hoping to build senior-living apartments for the elderly on a 2.79-acre lot at 2853 Telegraph Road and 515 and 523 Franru Lane, at the corner of both roads in Lemay. The development, which is near Sylvan Springs County Park, would be called “Sylvan Springs Senior Apartments.”

The development is in the Mehlville School District and the 6th County Council District, which Trakas represents.

The company is requesting a change in zoning from C-8 commercial to R-7 residential with a Planned Environment Unit, or PEU.

The county Planning Commission voted to recommend the petition to the County Council at the commission’s April 1 meeting, but Trakas has not advanced the legislation at the County Council level.

The town hall is one of several that Trakas has hosted over the past week and a half. Other town hall topics include property reassessments and flooding.