I can empathize with neighbors of Lindenwood University because like most homeowners, we take pride in our property and neighborhoods. However, the recommendations made by the zoning board in regards to the Lindenwood housing situation appear to be a good compromise, although I am sure not everyone will be completely satisfied.
Realistically though, Lindenwood would not have been able to purchase the homes if the homes had not been for sale, so don’t blame the university because of their growth plans. They are trying to provide more living space to attract more students. Lindenwood University has been, from the beginning, and will always be, an asset to the community, so let’s open lines of communication between neighbors, university and city officials and find a solution for co-existence.
Gary L. Cox, Belleville