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By Grant Bissell

BRIDGETON, Mo. (KSDK) - More than 100 homeowners in Bridgeton could find themselves without a place to live. A proposal in front of the Bridgeton City Council could allow the land to be sold to a developer.

The Terrisan Reste mobile home community sits on the edge of the 565 acre property that could be bought. The property is bordered by St. Charles Rock Road, Interstate 270, Missouri Route 370 and an irregular line to the west.

Bridgeton's Mayor Conrad Bowers says the area that's most desirable for development is a piece of land that was originally bought as part of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport expansion. Bowers says the acreage is now vacant property that isn't on tax rolls and could be put to good use.

But, as it stands right now, the Terrisan Reste neighborhood is still included in the proposal. That has homeowners there very uncertain about the future.

Alice Mack, who's lived at Terrisan Rest for more than a decade, says losing the land where her home sits could put her in a big financial hole. Moving a mobile home can cost around $10,000.

"This is a family place, it's not just a house," said Mack. "So it will be different. It will be challenging. It won't be the end of the world. And hopefully it won't happen at all."

Mayor Bowers says this proposal is just getting off the ground and lots of things could change if it's approved. He says ultimately the final decision on the neighborhood will be up to the developer, who has yet to be revealed, and the owner of Terrisan Reste. Bowers added the developer has done work in Bridgeton and he believes the developer will do right by the neighborhood.

Kelly Barlows, a property manager for D & H Partners which owns Terrisan Reste, told NewsChannel 5 they have no intentions of selling out. They said they're here for the residents and plan to stay that way.