City of Erie's zoning hearing board on Tuesday denied a request for a variance, putting on hold plans to build a mental health treatment facility in southeast Erie.

Perseus House wants to build the multimillion-dollar facility in the area of E. 42nd and Dexter Ave. However, to move forward, it needs permission from the city because the area is not zoned for such a facility.

Erie News Now on Monday reported residents in the area who were concerned about the proposed mental health facility

We are working to learn more about what the board's denial means for the proposed treatment facility's future.