The San Diego City Council voted 6-2 to put the Winter Shelter at the same location as last year at 15th Street and Island Avenue in the East Village District in Downtown San Diego. It is still unclear if the shelter will be located at this address at this time, it is up to the private owner to allow it first.
The owner has said that he will not host the winter shelter there this year. If not allowed the shelter will be located at 13th Street and F Street, a site owned by the Centre City Development Corporation.
The shelter will be open from December 2nd, 2009 to late March, 2010 and will cost about $433,000 and hold about 220 beds.
Kevin Faulconer and Ben Hueso, council members, say it is unfair for Downtown San Diego Condo and Downtown San Diego Loft home owners, Downtown San Diego residents and businesses to host the shelter once again.
To read the Union Tribune’s news article by “Craig Gustafson” please visit Homeless shelter to go downtown again
To read 92101 Urban Living’s former blog about the “Winter Shelter” please read Winter Shelter in the East Village District in Downtown San Diego 2010 Rejected! ')}