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A meeting with state officials for a proposed assisted living facility in Houston has been delayed one week due to a scheduling conflict.

Ron Reed, the City of Houston’s economic development director, said Thursday morning that there are no issues with the application or the process. He said the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee simply did not have a room available Monday –– the initial day set for the “certificate of need” hearing –– and has postponed the meeting until Sept. 19.

“Everything is good. It has nothing to do with the project,” Reed said. “There was simply a conflict with the room for the board to meet.”

The hearing is the culmination of nearly 10 years of work to bring an assisted living facility to Houston, Reed said. The proposed 22,000 square foot facility feature 40 beds on a 5 ½ acre lot on Industrial Drive. Rubert and Karen Smith, of Solo, will build, own and administer Country View Assisted Living.

If the state approves the project, Reed said ground breaking could begin in early 2017.

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