Oppose Wayfinder Center at Lorillard Lofts

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RIGHT INTENTION -- WRONG PLAN -- WRONG LOCATION

As residents of the West End neighborhoods, we believe that the Catholic Action Center’s proposal to locate a services center and shelter for the homeless known as the Wayfinder Center at the Lorillard Lofts complex at 201 Price Road, will severely and negatively impact our quality of life and safety.

Criminal statistics often show a massive increase in drug related crimes, theft, violence and a general decline in areas where many of these facilities have opened. This currently proposed plan at Lorillard Lofts could be detrimental to our community in terms of growth and sustainability. New development and infrastructure could be dissuaded from coming to an area where crime has increased substantially. We have enjoyed positive growth with the Manchester St./Distillery District Redevelopment, Townley Center project and revitalization of the Meadowthorpe shopping center in recent years and would like to continue in that direction with the Town Branch projects and beyond.

Property values could be greatly affected as well as the protection and safety of school children attending Meadowthorpe Elementary School, Providence Montessori School and Leestown Middle School.

It should be noted that we are not against serving the homeless as within a 1 ¼ mile radius from this site, we serve the homeless on the West End with the Hope center, Womens Hope Center and the Salvation Army.

For the protection of the health, safety, quality of life in the neighborhoods in the West End, we the undersigned, oppose locating Wayfinder Center at 201 Price Road.

The Planning and Zoning Commission, LFUCG, or any other decision

making entity must not approve this type of facility in our community.

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WEST END ALLAIANCE- LEXINGTON, KY We are the WEST END ALLIANCE. We are an organized group of concerned citizens and business owners who live and work in the north and west end of Lexington. We urge you to support our efforts to STOP the Catholic Action Center and their supporters in their quest to turn the Lorillard Lofts located on Price Road into a shelter known as

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    Thomas Robinson, United States

    12 months ago Comments: The lack of accountability at these types of centers perpetuates a chosen lifestyle while placing the burden of supervision on the residents of adjoining neighborhoods whom are ill prepared to deal with the invasion of a troubled population.
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    12 months ago Comments: bad for neighborhood
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