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Planning Commission says no to new group home

The Cairo Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to recommend denial of an application for a conditional use permit for a group home to be located in an exclusive northwest Cairo neighborhood.
The Cairo City Council chamber was filled with an overflow crowd of opponents to the conditional use permit and officials with Sunrise Community, Inc., and Regional Properties, Inc.
Officials of the companies seeking the permit to convert the residence at 35 14th Avenue N.W. into a group home to house four developmentally disabled individuals were led by Leslie W. (Les) Leech Jr., president and CEO of Sunrise Community, Inc.

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