I've mentioned my concern before that Duluth is close to reaching the unhealthy tipping point for half way houses, group homes, treatment centers, etc. These housing units put additional pressure on our EMS, fire and police. More importantly they have an impact on our neighborhoods, especially when they are poorly managed.
I understand the need for supportive housing units, however the high density of this type of housing in Duluth seems out of line with similar cities in the mid-west . Since we are the largest metro area for many miles, have excellent public transportation, housing and are the hub of social services, we are the natural fit for supportive housing units. That said, the time is here for us to seriously study where the tipping point is for us to maintain healthy neighborhoods and business districts.
Here is a link to the latest proposed supportive housing unit.