Could Tacoma be closing in on location for youth homeless shelter?
The city of Tacoma has money set aside to build a permanent shelter for homeless youths and another for young adults. It has selected an operator. The only thing that’s been missing is the perfect plot of land.
Until now. Maybe.
The Tacoma Housing Authority board has offered to lease the city land — for free — where it could build both shelters. The 3.5-acre Arlington Drive property, adjacent to the housing authority’s Salishan development and bordered by First Creek Gulch, could accommodate a 4,000 to 5,000 square foot single-level home that could house up to 15 youths at any given time.