This week, the and officially started construction of Mercy Circle, 10024 S. Central Park Ave., a facility that will house retired clergy.
Critics continue to oppose the building, saying that it doesn't fulfill the original intent of the land for "religious educational purposes." Others oppose because of environmental issues, the safety of children and the proximity to Southwest Elementary School that sits next door at the intersection of 99th Street and Central Park Ave.
After District 124 board of education president Kathleen Rohan read the district's resolution opposing the development, two board members voted against accepting it, one stating that it was much like "beating a dead horse."
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