Arlington residents will get a chance Tuesday, Nov. 13 to express their views on a controversial proposal to build a homeless facility and drug treatment center.
A citizens panel appointed by County Manager Anton S. Gardner has identified seven possible sites for the proposed 68-bed facility:
The 1700 block of N. Fairfax Drive off Arlington Boulevard and North Rhodes Street; the Department of Human Services complex next to Arlington Hospital; Virginia Department of Transportation land on Columbia Pike at Washington Boulevard; the former Olmstead Oldsmobile site between Wilson and Clarendon boulevards near the Court House; the Rosenthal showroom and repair site between Shirley Highway and Shirlington Road; 3565 Lee Highway at North Monroe Street in Cherrydale, and the current jail building at the Court House. A new jail is scheduled to be finished in 1992.
At a meeting Monday, the panel agreed to consider two more sites: the school system's Wilson Center, 1601 Wilson Blvd., and two office buildings at 2054 and 2060 14th St. N., across from the Court House. The panel was also given preliminary estimates showing the annual cost of operating the facility would be $754,000 more than the county now spends on such programs.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Kenmore Middle School auditorium.