After years of planning, legal challenges and construction, the new CityLink Center officially opens Tuesday in the West End. It will have a different mission than when it was first proposed nearly a decade ago.
The initial plans for CityLink called for a facility to help the homeless with health services, overnight shelter, food, temporary housing and child care.
CityLink Executive Director Johnmark Oudersluys said that changed in the spring of 2010, when leaders decided instead to focus on the working poor.
Julie Carpenter, director of the Betts House, joins Mark Perzel to discuss the September 8 guided walking tour that will explore the history and architecture of the Betts Longworth Historic District in the West End, and the Italianate homes mixed with 19th century farmhouses and early 20th century gems.