Riverdale residents protest proposal for homeless shelter, emotionally disturbed home in their community

Riverdale residents are up in arms over new plans for one building in their community. Angry neighbors have been protesting a proposal to bring in

Neighbors claim Councilman Oliver Koppell knew about the plan for more than a year before telling his constituents.

Neighbors claim Councilman Oliver Koppell knew about the plan for more than a year before telling his constituents. (9/4/13)

THE BRONX - Riverdale residents are up in arms over new plans for one building in their community.

Angry neighbors have been protesting a proposal to bring in a cross between a homeless shelter, senior living center and home for the emotionally disturbed.

Residents are especially upset because they claim Councilman Oliver Koppell knew about the proposal for more than a year, but waited to tell his constituents until it was already on its way to getting approved.

The plan will be up for discussion at a Community Board 8 zoning meeting next Monday.
 

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