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Pueblo announces second location for possible permanent homeless shelter

Posted at 7:48 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 22:35:28-05

PUEBLO – The second location for a potential permanent homeless shelter in Pueblo has been released.

Councilman Mark Aliff told News 5 that a 10 acre lot on Beech St. and Queen Ave. on the city’s east side could be a potential spot. It was back in July when the city began looking for a permanent spot as a way to end its dependence on non-profits to meet the needs of the homeless.

Some neighbors in the area are welcoming to the idea, while others are not.

“It is a lot of people that are going to be around,” said Carlos Quezada. “Right now it is a real quiet street you know, so when you have that many people in there it is going to be trouble for everyone for sure.”

The other potential location for a permanent shelter is the old Wayside Cross building on 4th Street near downtown.