Code board ponders the future of recovery houses

  • Mark Anderson, a recovering addict, lives in the same neighborhood as Grace and Gratitude Sober Living, which is facing code violations for operating a recovery home in an area that is only zoned for group homes. “Group homes, recovery home, who gives a crap?” Anderson asked the city’s Code Enforcement and Appeals Board. “We have a lot of issues here in this community and these codes you guys have against some of these homeowners … you guys want to nitpick on these few issues.” JULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADER
    Mark Anderson, a recovering addict, lives in the same neighborhood as Grace and Gratitude Sober Living, which is facing code violations for operating a recovery home in an area that is only zoned for group homes. “Group homes, recovery home, who gives a crap?” Anderson asked the city’s Code Enforcement and Appeals Board. “We have a lot of issues here in this community and these codes you guys have against some of these homeowners … you guys want to nitpick on these few issues.” JULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADER
Members of the Code Enforcement and Appeals Board agree Grace and Gratitude Sober Living is not in compliance with the city’s Land Development Code, but will they prohibit Henry Green from operating…

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