Save Southview Gardens!
We’re collecting signatures to prevent the use of Whitehall Drive as a thoroughfare for the planned development of 174 attached single-story villas, a 50-unit memory care facility, a 12,600-square feet retail building and 11,400-square-foot office building on an undeveloped agricultural site known as Rasp Farm. This massive change will impact us all with the increased traffic of people cutting through the neighborhood as a shortcut, safety concerns for pedestrian traffic, potential influx of children to Laverna Evans, etc as Whitehall becomes the traffic relief for the already congested traffic conditions on Lincoln Ave. Currently the developer does not want or require the use of Whitehall Drive, the Chief Safety Officer of O’Fallon does not require the use of Whitehall Drive for emergency response, and the residents are not in support of dividing the neighborhood via Whitehall Drive
The question you have to ask: why does the city and Mayor Roach want this so badly? Progress is essential for our community but not at the expense of our safety and our children’s safety