A halfway house in the All Saints Neighborhood? Councilors unlikely to sign off
Kingdom Boundaries wants to turn apartment complex into housing for parolees
Plans to build a halfway house for recently released prison inmates in a central Sioux Falls neighborhood are in jeopardy amid heavy opposition from area residents.
Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare recently acquired an apartment complex at 628 S. Dakota Avenue, with the intention of turning it into transitional housing for parolees from the state corrections system. However, upon filing for the required rezone needed before that can occur, the nonprofit was met with a groundswell of resistance from the All Saints Neighborhood where the property is located.
“I’m here to fight against this trojan horse trying to slip in,” said George Hamilton, who was among more than a half-dozen All Saints Neighborhood property owners who spoke against the rezoning request during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.
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