Ben Jones with Arcadia Recovery Center in Payson, Utah is looking into converting his home at 4682 Foxwood Drive, into a residential center that could house up to 8 men.
Ryan Huston lives right next door to Jones and was surprised when he learned of his plans. “I found out Sunday when I opened the mailbox and found a letter from the city saying there was a public hearing,” said Huston.
Huston and other neighbors say it’s not that they’re against residential rehab facilities but they’re against how close this one will be to their homes.
Monica Ririe told ABC 4 News, “Our house is only five feet, the side of our house to the backyard fence.”
The neighbors have been researching other residential rehab programs in their area and say others are in less congested neighborhoods.
Huston said, “There’s another facility in Eagle Mountain. There are 30 homes in that quarter mile radius; here with the proposed facility there are 174.”
ABC 4 News contacted Arcadia Recovery but they declined to comment.
A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26th at 6 p.m. at the Eagle Mountain City Council Chambers.