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Westwood homeowners join forces to oppose multi-family housing

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Many Westwood homeowners are joining forces to let the city know they do not want apartments in their city. (KCTV5) Many Westwood homeowners are joining forces to let the city know they do not want apartments in their city. (KCTV5)
WESTWOOD, KS (KCTV) -

Many Westwood homeowners are joining forces to let the city know they do not want apartments in their city. 

They've recently created a neighborhood association to question the city's new master plan that includes multi-family housing. 

"The people who purchased their homes here who moved here did so because they wanted to have single family homes and a residential area right here in the middle of the city," said Gabrielle Favreau, the president of the Westwood Neighborhood Association. 

Before the recent Woodside Village development, the city consisted of single family homes. The development will add 340 new residential units when the second phase is complete. Favreau and her organization are against additional multifamily housing. 

"This group came together because of concerns that residents voices were not being heard," Favreau said. 

Westwood Chief Administrative Officer Fred Sherman says some homeowners want the options for senior living. 

"There maybe some different housing choices in the future," he said. 

Eventually, the planning commission will finalize changes to the master plan, then make their recommendations to the city council who will vote on the plan. 

It's unclear if they'll recommend additional multi-family housing.

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