Salvation Army's 20-acre NW Dallas Campus for Homeless Wins Council's Approval — and Cheers

The bleachers of the Kleberg-Rylie rec-center gym erupted in cheers Wednesday evening after the City Council approved zoning the Salvation Army needs to build a $95-dollar, 20-acre campus in Northwest Dallas.And the moment all the council members said aye at the off-site meeting in the gym, hundreds of Salvation Army supporters — most dressed in red, almost all sporting stickers bearing the nonprofit's iconic red shield — whooped and hollered as though their team had just sunk a winning buzzer-beater.And maybe they had. Because in the months leading up to Wednesday's vote, it was unclear whether the campus would get the council's approval — in large part because some surrounding property owners were concerned about an increase in crime and a downturn in property values.  Continue reading...

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