No one wins in debate over the fate of the old nursing home complex



January 21, 2022 - 4:37 PM

Mary Kay Heard of Iola

No way around it, Tuesday’s meeting of the Iola Planning Commission was a no-win night. 

Those against the conversion of an abandoned nursing home on North Walnut into apartments came across as NIMBYS – Not In My Backyard.

The developer, meanwhile, was cast in a suspicious light. Apartments elsewhere in town are of shoddy construction, surely his would be, too.

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