Edison neighbors object to halfway house plan


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — There's overwhelming community opposition to a new proposal to put a halfway house in Kalamazoo's Edison Neighborhood.

The plan includes a 51-unit apartment complex for people recovering from drug addiction, people struggling with mental health issues and people charged with or convicted of nonviolent offenses.

The project, called 333 Alcott Street Recovery Housing, is the first of its kind in southwest Michigan, according to its developers from the Chicago-based Hollander Group. Judges at the Kalamazoo County Drug Treatment Courts are working with Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals, Community Healing Centers and Hollander to bring the plan to fruition.

When the proposal was unveiled to the Edison Neighborhood Association at a special meeting Thursday, the majority of residents in attendance felt no one was working with them.

Full story: WOOD TV


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