City leaders approve Logan Heights homeless storage facility, despite protest

Posted: 2:28 PM, Mar 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-21 06:30:08Z
Locals rally against homeless storage facility
Locals rally against homeless storage facility

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -  Despite protest from residents against a storage facility for homeless individuals in Logan Heights, city leaders have approved the facility.

The facility, proposed at 116 South 20th street, would supply up to 1,000 storage bins for people living on San Diego's streets. The facility would be similar to one currently located on 16th Street.

"This storage facility must deliver for both the clients it will serve and the neighborhood that
surrounds it. The additional neighborhood protections in place - related to increased police and
environmental services - will ensure we will minimize the community impact," Councilmember Chris Ward said. "I will be working closely with Mayor Faulconer and community partners to ensure that the protections Council included today are upheld."

RELATED: Residents concerned about homeless storage facility

City Councilman David Alvarez and community leaders met Tuesday to speak out against the proposal introduced by Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

Locals in the Logan Heights area say the facility could pose safety issues and would be an eyesore, calling it an open invitation for individuals to live on the street in the area: