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Hearing Monday on proposed Chapel Hill homeless shelter

Posted by on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 7:37 AM

This building design and rendering by GGA Architects of Chapel Hill is posted on a Facebook page for supporters of the project.
  • This building design and rendering by GGA Architects of Chapel Hill is posted on a Facebook page for supporters of the project.

The Chapel Hill Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday on the request by the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC) to establish a 52-bed shelter for homeless men near the intersection of Homestead Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Council is not expected to vote on the matter, but rather to continue the public hearing to Monday, May 9, for additional discussion.

If approved, the proposed 16,000-foot shelter would sit on land owned by the University of North Carolina and leased to IFC for $1 a year. The permit application from IFC has been met with concern from some residents regarding its proximity to homes and apartments, a park and schools.

For more information, see our March 16 story about the public hearing.

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