Construction of a new home for homeless families in San Francisco is scheduled to begin this week.
But many are worried about the cleanup, which is expected to last at least two weeks.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the new homes will be built on land once used by homeless encampments.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the new development in a tweet Sunday morning, saying, “A new home built on the San Diego River will be a shelter for the homeless, and it will be for our neighbors who are struggling in our city.”
The city plans to start the construction of the two new housing units this week, with construction expected to continue until the end of June.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/03/post-constitution-cleanup-to-begin-in-san-diego/ San Diego city council approved the controversial $2.2 billion project, but many city residents are concerned about its impact on the community and the future of the area.
Many residents, including a number of homeless families, have said they want to move out of the homeless encampment that sits on the banks of the San Francisco Bay.
The city has been working on the project for more than a year, but it is unclear if it will go ahead.
Watch more: “This is the biggest project I have ever seen in the United States,” San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell told the San Jose Mercury News.
“This is going to affect us for generations to come.”
The council’s decision to approve the project comes just days after the city council in San Jose voted to approve a similar project in the city’s South of Market neighborhood.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said the project will benefit homeless families.
“It’s very important for us to be working with the homeless community to figure out ways to help them get out of encampments and into safe housing,” Liccardos office said in a statement.
“The homeless community in San José is very well supported by the city of San Jose.
We are committed to helping them achieve a home and make the transition to permanent housing.”
The San Jose project will be located on property owned by the San Mateo County Assessor’s Office, which was the primary source of funding for the project, according to the San José Mercury News’ Steve Straehley.
The county owns the land that is slated to be used for the new home, which will be made up of three separate units.
The building will be connected to a community center that will provide basic services such as groceries, clothing, and food pantries.
Follow Ryan Saavedra on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/ryansaavedra