CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi City Council approved a plan to convert the old Lamar Elementary School into city offices.
The council approved a lease agreement with the Ed Rachal Foundation which owns the old school building.
Under the 20 year lease agreement, the facility will house offices for the Corpus Christi Police Department, Parks and Recreation and serve as a City Call center.
The Ed Rachal Foundation bought the old Lamar Elementary School property and offered it to the Good Samaritan Homeless Shelter last year, however the shelter turned down the offer earlier this year. Many residents voiced their concerns over safety issues should a homeless shelter be built in the neighborhood. That engagement led to the foundation granting the City $50,000 to add more police patrol in the Crosstown and Agnes area.