On July 14th the city’s Land Use and Housing Committee voted 3-1 to approve a $31 million proposal to create a one stop homeless service center at San Diego’s World Trade Center building in the Little Italy District in Downtown San Diego. The project will now move to the City Council for a final vote.
The Homeless Service Center would include an on-site medical clinic, mental health screening, drug and alcohol treatment, counseling and living space for up to 225 people. The World Trade Center is a 12-story, city-owned building at 1250 Sixth Ave.
The plan calls for spending $31-$34 million to renovate the upper floors of the building to create living quarters for both long-term supportive housing and emergency shelter beds. The center is to be open by December 2012.