O'Fallon, Illinois - Save Misty Valley & Glenview Addition (Main St.) from Re-Development
Update 9/30/11: CONFIRMED, Paragraphs 4(a) and (b) on pages 3-4 of the proposed Annexation Agreement spell out the complete commercial development of all current homes in the triangle formed by I-64, Green Mount, and U.S.Route 50.
If the Annexation agreement passes, affected residents WILL LOSE THEIR HOMES... Eventually. Paste this link into your browser to see Paras. 4(a) and (b) on pages 3-4:
DO WE REALLY NEED *TWO* NEW HOSPITALS WITHIN A MILE OF EACH OTHER ON THE SHILOH/O'FALLON I-64 CORRIDOR??? Belleville Memorial is already building a 2nd Campus in Shiloh, see here: http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2011/04/01/memorial-plans-118-million-hospital.html
Original Text of background of this petition posted 9/28/11:
The City of O'Fallon Planning Commission is conducting a public hearing on October 11, 2011 at 6:00pm to review a recently filed Petition to re-designate our neighborhood to be part of a "Medical Campus Sub-Area Plan" in a proposed Amendment to the City's 2006 Comprehensive Plan.
This petition goes along with St. Elizabeth's Hospital's petition to re-zone the adjoining 108.79 vacant farm acres to the east and south of our neighborhood in preparation of constructing a new hospital and medical office complex.
WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU: OUR PROPERTY IS *CURRENTLY* DESIGNATED BY THE CITY FOR A CURRENT & FUTURE LAND USE OF "NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTIAL." Our neighborhood has been a residential neighborhood for over 100 years.
IF THE CITY PASSES THIS AMENDMENT, THE PROPERTY THAT CONTAINS YOUR HOME MIGHT BE RE-LABELED FOR "REGIONAL COMMERCIAL."
But WORSE, imagine being forced from your home in a few years WITHOUT CHOICE, being paid a "fair" market value-- as decided by someone else-- then seeing your house Bull-dozed in the name of Economic Development.
It's called Eminent Domain.... and re-designating our homes' land under the city's Comprehensive Plan *could* be the first step towards it.
We, the undersigned, call on the City of O'Fallon, Illinois to reject the request(s) by O'Fallon Planning Committee and/or Community Development Committee and/or any other petitioner for ANY UPDATE to the City of O'Fallon 2006 Comprehensive Plan which would remove the "Neighborhood Residential" future land use designation from existing residential parcels located on Main, Harding, Caroline, St. Clair, and Carr Streets (better known as "Glenview neighborhood") or ANY UPDATE which would remove the "Single Family Residential" future land use designation from existing residential parcels located on Misty Valley, Rain Hollow, and Wintergreen Drives in O'Fallon, Illinois (better known as "Misty Valley"), or for any re-zoning requests for any said parcels.
The O'Fallon, Illinois - Save Misty Valley & Glenview Addition (Main St.) from Re-Development petition to City of O'Fallon, Illinois was written by O'Fallon homeowner and resident and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.