Homeless charity Framework have had a plan recommended for approval to build a new three storey building in Hyson Green.
The building will be built on the corner of Gregory Boulevard and Birkin Avenue and if the plan is approved by the council, Framework will hope to have it completed by spring next year.
While many would see this as a good thing, business owners around the proposed site are concerned that it will incite further anti-social behaviour in the area.
Mr Rishabh Khan,38, owner of Zam Zam Sweets on Gregory Boulevard is afraid of what may come.
He said: “In Hyson Green we have a wide mix of different races which seems a good thing but there is a lot of tension in the area.
“I face issues everyday and I’m called names I wish not to repeat.”
Mr Khan expressed that grouping certain homeless groups into one area will allow them to loiter around and that will end up in trouble.
He added: “I’m also worried about the impact construction will have on the road.
“It’s a busy road all the time and I struggle to find a spot to park as it is.”
The development would have eight one-bedroom apartments and have secured funding from the government and support from the city council for the £1.8 million pound scheme.
Framework was found in 2001 after the merger of two Nottingham charities – Macedon and Nottingham Help the Homeless Association.
Their vision is all about ’empowering those people to address the challenges they face and supporting them to live independently in our communities.’
Nottingham City Council’s planning committee will decide on January 18 whether or not to approve the plan but it is highly anticipated to be approved.