Supporters of a small tent city for the homeless on private property in Akron lost their zoning appeal Wednesday.
Land owner Sage Lewis told the Akron Board of Zoning Appeals his charity had helped some homeless reintegrate back into society but some, he said, just cannot use the existing shelter system.
“If you’d like I can take you to people living under bridges. We can go do that right now. They are living there right now. They’re outside living there right now," Lewis said.