There Goes The Neighborhood?
I think not.
Yet another treatment center/ half- way house is making its way to Eureka. This one will be right in the armpit of Eureka- the corner of Union and Wabash- not all that far away from my house.
Some in the neighborhood object to it, which is to be expected. Even local gadfly Sue Brandenberg piped in at the planning commission meeting citing all the crime and decandence that already goes on in that neighborhood.
Seems to me, she actually makes a case for putting the treatment center there. Hey, the area can't get any worse, can it? There's already enough drug activity and other crime there. What difference will a treatment center make at this point? If the center had any effect at all, it would probably be positive.
I am familiar with the neighborhood in question, having maintained properties within a block of that old church.
Better to have the center there than a nicer neighborhood where it actually could have a negative effect.