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Continued from above…Speaking of businesses, it should be noted that the interests of neither the surrounding businesses nor the surrounding neighborhoods were represented in the selection committee. The interests of these businesses and individuals were, however, represented in the report prepared by the Community Design Center and attached to the County-issued RFP. From the Design Center’s report, it is clear that the surrounding community rejects the proposed use of low-income housing, senior or otherwise. The Family Pride/Southeastern Housing group is aware of this fact and has even acknowledged this within section 4.4.2 of their proposal where they have stated, “As referenced in the Community Design Center’s recommendations, many transitional, homeless or subsidized housing and support services were specifically excluded as “Do Not Allow” uses by both public input and area availability.” Aside from allowing the building to sit vacant or be demolished, the only other “Do Not Allow” use stated by the community can be summed up as NO LOW INCOME, SUBSIDIZED, TRANSITIONAL OR HOMELESS HOUSING. For Knox County to select a proposed use that clearly defies the requests of the community is disheartening to say the least, but I guess that is what we get when our leadership is willing to settle rather than to seek out what is BEST.
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