Salvation Army wants delay in hearing on new campus

The Salvation Army of Dane County was granted a request to delay public testimony about its proposed new campus before the Madison Plan Commission until Nov. 11, according to an article in The Capital Times.

The agenda item, originally scheduled for the Plan Commission’s Oct. 28 meeting, is part of a review of the Salvation Army’s proposed campus on East Washington Avenue. It would include a five-story building that houses larger drop-in shelter facilities and expanded services for the homeless, and a three-story apartment building with 44 traditional housing units.

As part of the development plan, the organization’s current facility, located at 630 E. Washington Ave., would be demolished. It has an emergency drop-in shelter for single women and families, but it only has enough capacity to house 22 families per night and often has to turn away other homeless families in need of shelter.

In June, a presentation of the development plan to local residents drew criticism.