A group home for people with eating disorders is getting the go ahead in Town and Country.
The Board of Aldermen Monday night unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a McCallum Place residential treatment center in a single-family home the 13,400 block of Conway Road.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the city had little say over the plan because it met with conditions set by state law.
The home, which sits alone on 18 acres near Maryville University, would serve up to eight people. The paper reports that other than some striped parking spaces, there would be no changes to the site.
McCallum Place operates other eating disorder treatment facilities in Webster Groves and Kirkwood.
A nonprofit agency that had wanted to build a youth group home in Brentwood is already looking for sites in neighboring communities after the Board of Aldermen voted down the project Monday night. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Mayor Patrick Kelly had tried to win support for the Boys Hope Girls Hope home before the thumbs down vote on a zoning change and land use permit.
The group had wanted to demolish adjacent homes in the 8800 block of Madge Avenue -- one vacant , the other a rental -- and build residence halls for 20 boys and girls along with offices for the nonprofit's 14 employees.
Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. More information about the non-profit group can be found on their website.