Proposed Veteran Development Loses Steam, Again

By: Suzie Gilbert Email
By: Suzie Gilbert Email

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The steam has once again been let out of a controversial veteran housing proposal that was planned for the corner of SW 21st and Oakley in Topeka.

Topeka City Councilwoman Denise Everhart told the Topeka Capital-Journal on Friday (4/20) that she won't proceed with plans to seek a City Council vote on the Victory Village housing development.

Everhart says she reversed her earlier decision, to put the proposal to a vote, after she talked to Veterans Affairs officials, who told her they plan to put the project on hold for a year, to hear more input from area residents.

Neighbors packed the City Council chambers last Tuesday, speaking out against the plan that they call a low-income housing project, under the guise of helping veterans.

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