Barth talks to Kelly(left) after meetingThe Alton Plan Commission met earlier this afternoon to discuss three business plans, including one that would turn the former Ursuline Convent on Danforth St. into a senior living complex.  A restaurant was given a unanimous green light to go back before the city council for another vote after the original vote was split.

Dr. Lindsay Barth, who requested the special use permit for the senior living complex for Grand Development LLC, took questions from the public at the meeting.  Alton resident Janice Kelly had a few questions about the roadways surrounding the area around the property where the senior living complex is planned to be built.

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Barth says he does plan on putting a roadway in.

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Barth's plan received unanimous approval.  Alton business-man Joe Jenkins presented his plans to sell used cars at a former gas station at the corner of Elm and Alby streets. The commission approved the plans 8-1, with commission member John Rain as the lone no-vote. Steve and Dee Gehrs’ plan for their restaurant at 1801 State St. was unanimously approved. Dee Gehrs says they have ironed out their problems.

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All three issues will be presented before the city council meeting on December 9th.

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