Dome shelters, FEMA trailers and tents will soon dot a barren plot of land in Lakewood and it has people talking.
“I think it would be a good idea. There are a lot of people struggling. I’m a single mother. Times are hard. One paycheck and I could be needing help like that,” said Lilla Arguello, a Lakewood resident.
Anyone else find this interesting? I’m gonna get all ENblock on you guys and put on my tin foil hat for a second but just go with me here.. they’re seeking to build a “complex” for the homeless on federal land in Lakewood, CO on 59 acres and is to feature 5 buildings that includes FEMA trailers and domes that can house up to 1,000 people.
One of the things that I thought was interesting is that the land that this is proposed to be built on sits right next to the Federal Center in Lakewood. I used to drive by the Federal Center all the time when I lived in Denver and it’s one of the places where they keep a lot of military vehicles. What if this “homeless complex” is just a way to get people used seeing people concentrated in a camp like area and atmosphere? The area this complex is going to be built is right smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood/retail area and not too far from the Colorado Mills Mall so it’s not like this is one of those “out of sight out of mind” homeless camps. As the girl in the above quote said “I’m only one paycheck away from needing help like this”. If this downturn in the stock market keeps going and it bleeds into the rest of the economy we’ll start seeing more and more homeless people and those people are going to be needing “help like this” too. If they start seeing these “complexes” turn up then it’ll be easier to rally everyone into a bigger fema camp in the event of a natural or man made disaster because we’ll all be used to it.