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Yakima City Council moving forward with permanent homeless shelter plans

Yakima City Council moving forward with permanent homeless shelter plans

YAKIMA, Wa. -- The Yakima city council is moving forward with plans for a permanent homeless shelter.

During Tuesday night’s business meeting, council members voted to rezone the land near the former K-mart on East Nob Hill Boulevard so it can be available for the shelter.

City Spokesperson Randy Beehler said this is just the beginning stages of the project so no plans on starting construction have been made.

“The part of the process, this is early in the process and it’s the first step really to allowing that piece of property to be used for certain kinds of purposes which include a homeless shelter," said Beehler.

Beehler says council members will be putting together a committee that will help with design ideas for the project.

Anyone interested in being part of the committee should contact City Manager Cliff Moore.

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