Anchorage commission approves alcoholics' housing

Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a plan to convert a former motel into housing for chronic inebriates.

However, the Anchorage Daily News reports the commission set a number of requirements for the Karluk Manor project in the city's Fairview area. Among them are security cameras in nearby Fairview Lions Park, two staff members working at any time, and regular surveys of neighborhood residents.

Opponents of the project say it would only draw more street inebriates to the Fairview area. But commission members say it's better than having people passed out in the snow or seeking shelter in neighborhood yards and carports.

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