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Guided tour of proposed Lamar Elementary shelter to be held

Lamar Elementary School
Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 19:53:25-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A guided tour of the old Lamar Elementary School will be hosted by the City of Corpus Christi's new Homeless and Housing department this evening.

The proposed shelter, according to a city news release, would be called "Good Samaritan Village."

The Ed Rachal Foundation owns the former school, and is at the forefront of the project.

The proposal still requires a zoning hearing, among other steps to become a reality.

A second public tour is scheduled to be held Saturday.

The purpose of the tours is to provide the public a chance to ask questions about the proposed shelter.

Back in October, the zoning commission recommended the that city not approve the rezoning. Later that month, however, city manager Peter Zanoni said the city planned to move ahead with the project.

And some residents in the area have said they don't want the shelter in their neighborhood.