Task force recommends remaking of Dorothy Day Center

  • Article by: Kevin Duchschere , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 20, 2013 - 12:01 AM

Dorothy Day Center would be replaced by three new buildings.

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ificantucantDec. 20, 13 4:04 AM

While I totally agree a new center for the homeless NEEDS TO HAPPEN, I also happen to see through the reasons for a location change. In fact, unless you are completely blinded by the thought of helping the homeless you will see, THE ONLY REASONS TO MOVE THE CENTER is BECAUSE OF the land value at that location. AND the center having homeless people so near where many other people travel to the Xcel Center. We certainly can't have the likes of HOMELESS PEOPLE around NORMAL PEOPLE. How does THAT affect the bottom line at restaurants and bars OR THE NORMAL PEOPLES view of a perfect world. Changing location to hide away the homeless so a certain few NORMAL PEOPLE no longer need to know they exist and then later on AFTER they are moved, taking away funding for all homelessness. We SEE what YOU want. We KNOW you want the homeless to disappear. We know YOU want that ever increasing valuable land.

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furguson11Dec. 20, 13 5:46 AM

Higher ground is a really nice operation in Minneapolis. It would be a dignified option for the homeless in St. Paul. Good plan.

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parn0015Dec. 20, 13 7:50 AM

Increasing these services only encourages more people to be dependent on them. Once you put people in "long-term" housing you can expect them to be there forever.

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dentesterDec. 20, 13 8:51 AM

ificantucant: Yeah, so?

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bmmvk3Dec. 20, 1311:38 AM

ificantucant - get over it. DDC facilities should be located away from the X, Ordway, etc. Is there some reason why St Paul should have this on display? I don't think they are taking away funding. In fact, it looks like there will be better facilities to accommodate the homeless.

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davehougDec. 20, 1312:19 PM

Once you put people in "long-term" housing you can expect them to be there forever = = = = There IS the aspect: the more help offered, the easier it is to not work, the more people will not work. However, as a miserly, cheap-skate, penny-pinching taxpayer I know the most expensive thing to my wallet is a failed life. Police, courts, prison, welfare all are pricey. SOOOOO helping folks succeed is not only Christian, it is cheaper.

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alr213Dec. 20, 1312:31 PM

I'm not a fan of government subsidy, but I'd much rather my taxes go to help an initiative like this than to build a football stadium, minor league ball park, TIF for the Mall of America, or whatever.

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milo1949Dec. 20, 13 3:33 PM

Build it on the West Side of downtown.

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ificantucantDec. 20, 13 4:07 PM

I have a perfect solution. Why dont the taxpayers kick in a bit of money to build a beautiful new building on this beautiful stretch of unused land between Aurora Ave / Park St and Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The beautiful land is already there all it needs is a new building or two.

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petesakesDec. 21, 1312:34 PM

Build it in Edina.

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