Salvation Army’s $95-million, 20-acre NW Dallas Campus for Homeless Clears First Hurdle

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Several Dallas plan commissioners weren't sure Thursday morning if they'd even vote by day's end on the Salvation Army's proposed 20-acre campus along an industrial corridor of Stemmons Freeway — where the site's industrial neighbors say the nonprofit's shelter, at its planned size, is unwelcome.But nine hours later, an overwhelming majority of the City Plan Commission voted in favor of the $95-million project, sending it to the Dallas City Council for a possible April vote. They did so over the objections of a single plan commissioner who had asked her colleagues for a 60-day delay, which could've kicked the issue to the next City Council.Blake Fetterman, executive director of the Salvation Army’s Carr P. Collins Social Service Center, said after the vote she was "on cloud nine."  Continue reading...

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