Yesterday, August 23, an amendment to the application for 78-16 Cooper Avenue, Glendale, the site of the proposed four-story homeless shelter, was filed with the Department of Buildings.
It should be noted that a significant change in the Certificate of Occupancy comments states: “This facility will be classified as a lodging house. Sponsored by DHS.” (DHS is the Department of Homeless Services, just in case you haven’t been paying attention).
This August 23rd amendment to the original application on March 10, 2015 is rather disturbing to us.
We were told that the Glendale Coalition, a committee formed by Glendale activists to fight against a “massive” shelter in Glendale, met last night with a plan of action against the use of this property for such a large shelter.
In a category we’re now calling “What are the local politicians doing,” it seems Republican State Senate candidate Slawomir Platta has come up with the most useful way to fight the proposed Glendale shelter.
We give him points, as it was reported in this week’s Glendale Register “Shelter Report.” Platta got more than 4,000 signatures to have a line on the ballot called the “No Homeless Shelter Party.” Brilliant!
It is widely understood that the Glendale community is not opposed to sheltering the homeless in smaller numbers, but having this facility for 200 people is just unreasonable.
Here is the first page of the filings yesterday: