Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Crazy New Home for the Crazy Homeless

Behold this humble parking lot at 1st & Cedar:

See it? Well, OK, treasure it because soon it's gonna look like this:

Homeless? Crazy? Well, you're in luck! The plan is to construct this building with 84 units for 84 special homeless/crazy people. Hey, this is Belltown; there's always more room! But, as somebody who has lived next to crazy people for the past 19 years, I have to warn you that it's not as cool as it first appears.

This is all Plymouth Housing's idea. They've done some really nice work in the past, what with the old St. Regis Hotel at 2nd & Stewart and various other projects around Belltown, downtown and elsewhere. And they've got hard proof and solid facts that this sort of set-up is a good idea.

Anyhow, I'm not sure when construction will start or when it'll be finished, but let's wish those nice Plymouth Housing Group folks much luck.

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