A business expansion in Keokuk can proceed after being hung up in court for about one year.
Wednesday night’s Keokuk Board of Adjustment meeting centered on two concepts: neighborhood integrity vs. business growth.
The board ended up signing off on an proposed expansion for Lexington Square, but the issue appears far from settled.
Julie Totten says her family bought its home at 17 Greenbrier Court in March of 2009.
Keokuk’s Planning and Zoning Commission opposes a proposed business expansion.
Lexington Square needs a special use permit from the city to add a roughly 10,000 square foot addition to its complex.
The goal is to provide more private rooms for residents of the nursing home on Keokuk’s north side.
Many residents who live near the complex oppose the expansion because proposed increases in water drainage, traffic, noise, and overhead lights.
The planning commission is recommending the city’s Board of Adjustment NOT issue the special use permit.