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Canalside Developers Want Homeless Shelter To Go Elsewhere

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October 9, 2008

The Beach Company doesn’t want a homeless shelter anywhere near its $40 million development by the Columbia canal, and this morning they sent their president and chief executive officer to a community meeting to tell City Council members to withdraw its offer to put the shelter on Calhoun Street.

“It may be the greatest homeless shelter in the history of the world, but it affects the market,” said John Darby, president and CEO of The Beach Company, developers of CanalSide.

City Councilwoman Belinda Gergel said if they do nothing, the homeless problem will only get bigger and will definitely affect CanalSide.

“I don’t like this talk about lawsuits. I expect better from you,” Gergel told Darby at the meeting. “I expect you will work with us and not raise roadblocks to keep us from going forward.”

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