Battle in Bronx neighborhood over addition of a homeless center comes to an end
A yearlong battle to build a homeless shelter in one Bronx neighborhood has finally come to an end.
Residents of the Zerega community are celebrating after the non-profit organization looking to build a homeless shelter at 2511 Westchester Avenue withdrew its bid. Palladia, which runs a number of complexes throughout the city, says it decided not to go ahead with the shelter because the property was found to be environmentally unsound.
Members of the Zerega Community Association say the neighborhood is made up of middle-income families so having a homeless shelter would not fit in with the area. They say during the battle, elected officials were not very helpful but add that Community Board 10 really came through for the area.