Richmond City Council to decide fate of proposed Salvation Amry homeless shelter

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond City Council will decide the fate of a proposed homeless shelter moving to Chamberlayne Parkway during Monday night’s meeting.

The Salvation Army wants the shelter in its new headquarters. The new location at 1900 Chamberlayne Parkway will include an office space, a group home, shelter and 30-bed cold weather shelter.

City council is expected to approve the plans for the special use permit needed for that move. It’s listed under Monday’s consent agenda.

Nearby businesses have expressed their concerns, saying that the move may negatively impact the development and revitalization of the area.

However, after public hearings and studies, the council’s amended ordinance says the location would ‘not be detrimental to the general welfare of the community’ or create congestion. Officials say it would also provide services to the ‘vulnerable populations of the city.’

Richmond City Council is expected to vote on this at 6 p.m.

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