Neighbors Oppose Disabled Housing Proposal
KENOSHA, WI–A multi-unit facility meant as housing for the disabled which has been proposed for the northside of Kenosha is now the center of controversy. The 28 unit building would house 48 beds, something that neighbors say is too many.
The developer is Arbor Holding LLC which says the development is needed because of its proximity to shopping, a drug store, public transportation and more. The development would be built on a vacant lot south of the northside Pick N Save and across from the Walgreens and McDonalds at 18th Street and 30th Avenue.
17th district Alderman David Bogdala told WLIP’s Wake Up Kenosha that the project is already raising the ire of some neighbors who do not want housing for that many disabled people near their homes.
The move would require the city to change the housing density in the area. Two listening sessions are set for the topic, including tomorrow from 3-5 PM at the Northside Library on 15th Street and 27th Avenue and then another from 6:30 until 8 PM Wednesday night at the Kenosha Municipal Building.