Plan to House Homeless Vets Gains Support
The latest plan to create housing for homeless veterans is a lot closer to satisfying stakeholders than the previous plan.
Despite some concern expressed by Gainesville City Commissioner Scherwin Henry, the Alachua County Veterans Advisory Board re-affirmed it's support of a plan to build homes on an old trailer park on 39th Avenue near Main Street.
The original plan to purchase a hotel off of Tower Road ended in a lawsuit. The new seven acre property won't need a zoning change and will have three bedroom units with kitchens for up to 112 veterans.
A contractor, "Vet America," would build the units using a $1.9 million dollar grant from the VA.
Commissioner Henry attended the meeting to express concern that the neighborhood has not been notified. Monahan agreed to host a community meeting once the plan becomes concrete, a decision supported by the veterans.
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