Salvation Army's Plan for Giant Homeless Center in Northwest Dallas Hits Another Delay

The Salvation Army will have to continue waiting for the Dallas City Council to consider its proposed $95-million, 20-acre campus for homeless and other vulnerable people in an industrial area along Stemmons Freeway.The zoning case, which was scheduled for next week, will be deleted from the agenda after a neighboring property owner paid to get yet another postponement.Neighboring property owners in Northwest Dallas have long opposed the project, saying they're uncomfortable with the scope of the Salvation Army's plans to replace its aging Carr P. Collins Social Service Center campus in the Medical District. The nonprofit hopes to provide shelter to 600 people, divvied among emergency shelters, a substance-abuse-treatment program and transitional housing.Lawrence Siegel, CEO of cleaning-supply company Scotch Corporation on Viceroy Drive, sent City Hall the letter requesting the delay, along with the required $150, to continue discussions between opponents of the campus and Salvation Army officials."These negotiations are ongoing, but unless and until agreement is reached, we and other nearby owners are and will remain opposed to this request," Siegel wrote. He asked for a delay of "four weeks or more in the future."  Continue reading...

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