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Question of need remains unanswered
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After some public comments and the wave of the hand to a 100-signature petition in opposition, Monroe's Common Council Tuesday gave the green light, for the most part, to a $7 million senior housing project downtown. Silverstone Partners, Inc. of Middleton wants to build a three-story, 52-unit apartment complex for people over the age of 55 in downtown Monroe, at the site of a current municipal parking lot at 16th Avenue and 8th Street. Unfortunately, we're not totally clear if more senior housing is really what Monroe needs - although there's some anecdotal and demographic evidence that suggests that might be the case.