District Court Judge John Wright has ruled that Lexington Square will be able to intervene in a lawsuit involving the Keokuk Board of Adjustment.
The Board of Adjustment is being sued by 17 individual neighbors of the nursing home over the panel’s decision to allow Lexington Square to expand its facility.
Lexington Square wanted to enter the lawsuit because of the impact the final ruling would have on its operations. The nursing home is looking to add more private rooms without increasing its bed count.
Construction is picking up at the former Eagles building in downtown Keokuk. The two-story structure is being redeveloped for residential and commercial use.
Main Street Keokuk’s Joyce Glasscock says the biggest reason for the increased activity is the funding for the project is now in place. She says the development is taking advantage of grants and historic tax credits.