Queens Chronicle, Sept. 20, 2018

It’s been four years since Glendale leaders and residents first proposed that the former factory at 78-16 Cooper Ave. be transformed into a school instead of a homeless shelter.

According to City Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Village), that plan has gained more traction now than ever before.

The lawmaker told Community Board 5 last Wednesday that after weeks of discussions with the School Construction Authority and the Department of Homeless Services, the city is seriously considering nixing plans for a 200-bed men’s shelter at the site.

“Right now, it’s looking like it could be a school instead,” Holden said to a round of applause. “So I think that’s good news.”

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