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Redding locals wonder of parking structure encampment

A massive parking structure project in Redding has become a refuge for the city's homeless.

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 8:30 PM

REDDING, Calif. - A massive parking structure project in Redding has become a refuge for the city's homeless.

The demolition of part of the parking structure has started to make room for an affordable housing and a retail complex.

The main concern now is what will happen with the rest of this parking structure.

Some people are concerned the bottom part of the parking structure is being used as a homeless encampment and believe the City should try and relocate them to another area.

One business owner said she is not worried about it affecting her business and it is something she has had to manage with.

"After 40 years of doing business in the downtown mall, there is no moving a business after 40 years. You're here for the duration. You lose all your clients if you move across town or anywhere," she said. "Where do you move that there isn't a problem?"

Other local business owners said that as long as the homeless are not loitering the area, it’s not a problem.

Action News Now reached out to the city to see if they knew anything about this, so far we have not heard back.

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