Daniel Johansson, executive vice president of the Association for Rehabilitative Case Management and Housing, presented his proposal at the monthly meeting on Feb. 20 for a state-funded, 68-unit building to be built on 90-30 171 St.Although the facility is an as-of-right, a development complying with local zoning requirements and for which the Buildings Department may issue a permit without other agencies' approval, board members were upset that the association had chosen their community since it already has a number of homeless shelters, halfway homes and other such places."There was a lot of apprehension about it. In Board 12 we feel we're the dumping grounds for everything," said board member Manny Caughman.Johansson acknowledged the board's concerns, but reassured members that the building would not be detrimental to the neighborhood's well-being. The $15.5 million building will house residents diagnosed with serious mental illness but who can live independen
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