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What is needed to retrofit rescue mission at Lamar Elementary?

Lamar Elementary School
Posted at 10:52 AM, Nov 21, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The city is looking to help the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission get its new home at Lamar Elementary.

The Ed Rachal Foundation bought the building last year with plans to convert it into a new shelter.

City manager Peter Zanoni said the new Homeless and Affordable Housing Division is already helping Good Sam.

This comes despite the City Planning Commission's recommendation against rezoning the school as a shelter.

They cited worries about the shelter bringing crime to the neighborhood, but people we’ve spoken with here in the past were for the idea.

We’re trying to get more reaction and will share what we learn coming up this evening on KRIS 6 News.

And according to the Rachal Foundation, crews have already removed asbestos from the building.

Construction is set to start if council approves the re-zoning.