Devereux’s Plans For Migrant Child Detention Center in Devon On Hold For Now

Devereux’s Plans For Migrant Child Detention Center in Devon On Hold For Now

In a letter sent to Devereux on Thursday, September 26th, the Easttown Zoning Officer revoked his original determination of August 30th:

“Upon review of this additional information, which I was not privy to when I made my initial zoning use determination on August 30, 2019, I have determined that you are in fact proposing a change of the existing nonconforming zoning use at 228 Highland Avenue from an advanced behavioral health facility to a new and different zoning use being a transitional housing shelter facility, and as such I hereby revoke my original determination of August 30, 2019.”  Read the entire letter. 

Devon residents came together quickly in fierce opposition to Devereux’s plans for a migrant detention center for undocumented children on Highland Avenue and applaud the new zoning determination.  A recently distributed flyer by neighbors stated:  “We are looking to ensure Devereux is both accountable and transparent with our neighborhood as it related to the zoning and usage standards established in their non-conforming agreement as well as their seemingly secretive changing plans for the future of this facility.

Read about a petition here with over 525 signatures as of Thursday, September 26.

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