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District 2 residents and supervisor oppose housing projects for at-risk young people

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The Booker T. Washington Community Service Center would be expanded to include housing for at-risk young people
GUARDIAN PHOTO BY BEN HOPFER

"We are confident we can partner with the community in a proactive way to address the concerns that are addressable," Gilman said. "If we diligently work with the community, we can have positive project."

Edward II is on track to come before the Planning Commission in mid-July, while the appeal of the BTWCSC project is scheduled to be heard by the Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee on June 6 at 1 p.m. Neither Mirkarimi nor Farrell offered predictions, but both said the issue of whether the project should be four or five stories will likely be a key part of the discussion.

"Coming through the process has made me super supportive of all plans for transition age housing. I was already a supporter but this made me a fervent supporter," Scott said. "The amount of opposition by people who don't care what happens to our children — it makes you want to fight."