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New Homeless Office Ruffling Downtown Feathers

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[Photo via Eric Richardson/blogdowntown]

Construction on the "Project 50" office at 5th and Main is well underway at the bottom-floor of the Pershing Hotel—much to the chagrin of loft-dwelling residents, reports blogdowntown. (The new county office will attempt to get the 50 most vulnerable Skid Row residents into housing and social services.) After a scuzzy bodega and pawn store closed, many Old Bankers crossed their fingers for another book store, Thai restaurant, or yoga studio— anything but a homeless-related office that will be dark nights and weekends. Strangely enough, while construction on the site proceeds, efforts are underway to find a different site for the Project 50 offices.
· County to open Project 50 office [blogdowntown]