The Planning Commission will consider a proposal from the McAlister Institute to expand its operations with increased treatment services for parolees at its meeting Tuesday night.
The substance abuse rehabilitation facility on Skyline Drive is planning on transferring 40 beds from its , a long-term residential care program for mothers and their children, in a move that would more than double the size of its Community Transition Center (CTC), which offers treatment services to post-release offenders, according to a city staff report.
Established in 1977, the McAlister Institute converted in 1992 from an adult board and care home to a drug and alcohol treatment facility for adults. Its current permit allows it a maximum of 180 beds.
The CTC program is designed to assist early-release felons charged with nonviolent offenses with life skills, rehabilitation, housing and employment to reduce recidivism.
The five-member commission will also consider a plan to construct a 6,000-square-foot commercial building on a vacant parcel in the Lemon Grove Plaza Shopping Center at 3520 Massachusetts Ave. that was most recently used as a used car sales lot.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Center on School Lane. Members of the public who wish to address the panel regarding items on the agenda must fill out a speaker’s form and give it to the Planning Commission Clerk.