Monument residents pack meeting to voice concerns of new rehab facility

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MONUMENT, Colo. - It was standing room only as people in Monument squeezed into a neighborhood meeting Wednesday night. 

Most of them there to voice their opposition to a new drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility 

Not everyone could get inside the packed meeting room at the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. 

The new owners of the Ramada Hotel on Woodmoor Drive is hoping to turn it into a rehab clinic run by Sunshine Behavioral Health. 

Many in attendance aren't thrilled about the idea. 

"It's positioned where they're going to be so close to our schools," Sam Schafer said. 

"It's not so much that it's here in Monument, but that it's that close to a neighborhood," Bob Golightly said. 

Chad Daughtrey, CEO of Sunshine Behavioral Health said the clinic would be high end and meant to help serve the community.

 "We treat families and people who are from the community," Daughtrey said. "We treat addiction at the source, we treat it therapeutically and we work with our clients to help them change and have a better life." 

Zoning does allow for the building to be a rehabilitation center. 

Right now, the El Paso County Planning Department is currently reviewing the plan.


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