Why 800 Bank Street?
Research revealed that a site for the CityLink Center must meet nine criteria:
Size: at least five acres
Parking: must accommodate hundreds of daily volunteers and staff
Safety: must be safe for hundreds of volunteers, staff and clients
Population: close to impoverished communities who need services
Accessibility: easily reached on foot, public transportation and highways
Affordability: for good stewardship of private funding
Space: able to accommodate multiple organizations under one roof
Environmental: no environmental concerns, lead, asbestos, etc.
Availability: property must be for sale
Of 16 sites evaluated, only one met all nine criteria: 800 Bank Street.