3 Responses to “Homeless shelter relocating to edge of Triangle”

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  1. dino

    I won’t try to disguise this as being anything other than NIMBYish, but I can’t see how this is a good idea. Given that most shelters are 7pm-7am and are over capacity, it means the surrounding blocks become staging areas. With the city trying to revitalize the NoMa area from Union Station to the Convention center, this seems to go counter to that. If I’m FOSE or the AAS, I’d cast a serious eye at that new, controlled-access convention center down PG County way instead of bringing all of my invitees into the hotel- and service-lacking convention center. Sigh.

    They’ve been talking about the long-term housing solutions for a long time. It’s time to actually start opening them en masse.

  2. Anonymous

    You are right, the Gaylord convention center in PG is going to put the DC center to shame. but this homeless shelter is not a good idea.

  3. DC Jeff

    It must suck to be homeless. It must also be nice to find a place to stay on a cold night.

    The Gales school has no residential adjacent so that is not an issue. Of course, DC residents will have to face the homeless issue head on as they walk down Mass Ave.