3 months ago by Jim Dewey
Group looking to locate near Stardust and Munger Lanes
The Hannibal City Council last night gave its blessing to a community health center and low income housing facility.
Representatives from Preferred Family Health Care addressed council members last night asking for the city's support for a project that would build a community health center that would cater to the area's underserved population.
In addition - Preferred is set to apply for federal and state grants to build a 25 unit housing complex. 65 percent of the housing would be set aside for special needs residents.
"Special needs is defined as homeless individuals and children, the physically disabled, the elderly, the mentally ill, those with co-occurring disorders, developly disabled and others," Preferred Vice President for Business Development Pamela Leyhe said.
To become a federally qualified health care center - the housing must be located in proximity to services and shopping areas.
So Preferred is looking at a site on Stardust and Munger Lane that would be within walking distance of several grocery and clothing stores.
In other business - the council approved the permanent closure of a portion of the North River Road Trail after several landslides and the likelihood of more in the future.