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Proposal to turn Lamar Elementary into shelter postponed

Plans to change Lamar Elementary School into a homeless shelter have been postponed
Posted at 2:03 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 15:21:38-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The city has postponed a public hearing on a proposal to turn the old Lamar Elementary School building into a homeless shelter.

The Ed Rachal Foundation submitted a rezoning application for that building at 19th and Morris.

If the city okays the rezoning, the Good Samaritan Mission would move their shelter into that building.

But it's not all smooth sailing for the project.

Back in October, the City Zoning Commission recommended that the city not approve the rezoning.

Some residents have also said they don't want the shelter in their neighborhood.

In fact, a protest had been scheduled for tomorrow at city hall.

The rezoning request had originally been set for consideration tomorrow. But now, it has been pushed back to sometime next year.