Community Group to oversee homeless storage facility

Posted at 11:46 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 02:49:55-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The city updated the Sherman Heights community and surrounding neighborhoods Wednesday evening, about the transitional homeless storage facility that's set to open.  

The facility is scheduled to open at the corner of the Commerical and 20th Streets on June 13.  

It's been a controversial project from the beginning. The storage facility will hold 500 units for homeless people to store their things while they look for work and get back on their feet.  


The community formed it's a neighborhood group to oversee the facility and the project.  The 15-member group, made up of people from the city, is called the Homeless Storage Neighborhood Advisory Committee (HSNAC) 

"The neighborhood has continued with support for one another to make sure the storage facility doesn’t grow as a nuisance and that it stays a safe neighborhood," said Lannon Turowski with HSNAC.   
Turowski says they have 15 members but that it is not limited to that number.   

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Mental Health Systems will operate the facility. An agency representative at the meeting says they will have security inside the building but will as well as a patrol out into the neighborhood. 

The hours are planned for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m Monday through Friday with extended hours on the weekends.  The city says there is some flexibility with those hours because it is near a church and school and many have raised concerns about the foot traffic during church hours on Sunday.