BELLINGHAM - Catholic Housing Services has scheduled a Thursday, Feb. 21, meeting to discuss its proposed 42-unit housing and commercial development at 1122 Cornwall Ave.
The meeting will run 6 to 7 p.m. in the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St.
That four-story building, which will include parking, would be at Catholic Housing Services' property at Cornwall Avenue and Maple Street.
Twenty of the 42 units would be reserved for the chronically homeless, a challenging population to help. Some of them are expected to be addicted to drugs, and a majority likely would have a mental illness. They would receive support services.
Some downtown merchants have expressed concern about the proposal.
The meeting is being held prior to Catholic Housing Services' application for land use permits, as required by the city of Bellingham.
Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.