MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of neighbors in Madison is appealing a city board’s decision to approve expansion of a homeless shelter and allow the development of low-cost housing on the city’s east side.
The State Journal reports that the Madison Plan Commission earlier this month gave the Salvation Army permission to increase the capacity of the shelter from 150 people to 350. The agency says the current shelter is outdated and turns away as many homeless people as it takes in.READ MORE: 'No Brainer': Football League Opts To Move Games Out Of Minneapolis After Shooting Left Spectator In Critical Condition
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The city plans to review the appeal to see if it meets the requirement of having 20% of owners within 200 feet of the Salvation Army’s project site.
Salvation Army officials could not be reached for comment.MORE NEWS: Minnesotans Return To Work As State Unemployment Rates Drop
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