Opponents: City pushing through unsafe homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens

Opponents of a proposed Carroll Gardens homeless shelter are accusing the city of trying to push through an unsafe project. The city's proposal would turn

Opponents of the project believe the building is too small for the 170 men.

Opponents of the project believe the building is too small for the 170 men. (10/17/13)

CARROLL GARDENS - Opponents of a proposed Carroll Gardens homeless shelter are accusing the city of trying to push through an unsafe project.

The Department of Homeless Services says the landlord has worked with the city to bring the building up to code. Security, safety and cost are some of the reasons many residents say they are opposed to the planned shelter on West Ninth Street. The city's proposal would turn the 10-unit residential building into a 170-bed homeless shelter for men.

Opponents of the project believe the building is too small for the 170 men. They say that if there is a fire, it could be a dangerous situation for the shelter and firefighters.

Others call the $29 million contract with Bronx-based Aguila Incorporated to run the shelter "ridiculous."

Some say this planned homeless shelter for men lacked transparency and communication with the people who would be impacted by the project.

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