WATSONVILLE — A neighboring business is appealing the Watsonville Planning Commission's decision to allow a women's shelter to move in downtown.
The City Council will look at the appeal Tuesday, but is expected to deny it, according to a report by Community Development Director Marcela Tavantzis and Principal Planner Keith Boyle.
At issue is Teen Challenge Monterey Bay's proposal to convert the 20,000-square-foot former Baker Brothers Furniture store, on 55 Brennan St., into a 94-bed shelter for women and children, as well as a women's drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.
Timothy Walsh of Walsh & Roach, LLP at 45 Brennan St., wrote in his appeal letter that parking would be aggravated in an already congested area.
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