County Executive Joe Parisi said 72 hotel rooms have been booked through the partnership so far, and the county is still looking to secure more rooms at more hotels.
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City staff say petitions submitted by neighbors did not meet the requirement of having the appeal signed by 20% of owners within 200 feet of the Salvation Army's project site on the 600 block of East Washington Avenue.
Opponents say the redevelopment would draw more crime to the area, but the Salvation Army contends the project is desperately needed because its current facility at 630 E. Washington Ave. is outdated and at capacity.
Some residents of the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood say people who gather outside of the Salvation Army's homeless shelter contribute to crime and "anti-social behavior" in the neighborhood.
The redevelopment would occur on the Salvation Army's existing site plus adjacent properties on the 600 block of East Washington Avenue, the 100 block of North Blount Street and the 600 block of East Mifflin Street.
The Salvation Army of Dane County is proposing a roughly $25 million project that would deliver a new homeless shelter, transitional housing units with support services, and income-based and non-subsizided apartments on the 600 block of East Washington Avenue.
The Salvation Army now plans to pursue city funding next year and apply for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority credits in the fourth quarter of 2017, with best-case scenario opening to late 2018.
The proposed redevelopment would include emergency shelter but add 66 units of affordable and market rate housing.
Sina Davis helped start Mothers in the Neighborhood and the Allied Community Cooperative, which is working to open a grocery store in the area.
First United Methodist Church will become an overflow facility for The Salvation Army beginning Monday.
More services are needed in outlying areas, says Karen Andro of the Dane County Homeless Services Consortium.
The city and county will begin to enforce new ban on Thursday night.
The Salvation Army and Dane County say the lack of capacity is nothing new; space and funding limits present dilemmas.
With funders' emphasis on developing housing — not shelters — for the homeless, the agency is trying to consolidate its services in a single site.
The Salvation Army of Dane County wants to relocate services from East Washington Avenue to its campus on Darbo Drive.