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Is Fort Lawton homeless plan building justice?

September 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

The decision by the City Council to redevelop Fort Lawton into housing for the homeless gets a big thumbs up from the Seattle PI today.

The opinion piece calls the decision ‘building justice’ and states that the city did the right thing by approving the plan that will put 85 units of housing for the homeless in the Army Reserve Center at the corner of West Government Way and 36th Ave West.  The paper says that providing housing for the homeless in a good neighborhood works well.

I guess we are going to find out if that is true.  Thoughts?

 

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  • happy

    i’ll be the optimist. give it 6 months and post an update. i think it was a poor decision. i hope the homeless can prove me wrong!

  • http://groups.google.com/group/fortlawton Robin Budd

    The issue for me is that the plan appeared to be in the box long before the public meetings were held. I don’t like the way the city dismisses the Discovery Park Master Plan as not relevant, especially when the graphic on the city’s own website clearly shows Fort Lawton as PART OF DISCOVERY PARK: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/DiscoveryPark/masterplan.htm (I hope they don’t pull the picture). I support homeless housing and services…just not IN the park!

  • happy

    robin–

    maybe you will have second thoughts about homelessness.

    http://www.myballard.com/2008/09/27/hygiene-station-unveiled-for-homeless-car-camps/#comment-38771

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