Help decide on plans for a new homeless shelter in Virginia Beach

Posted at 2:48 PM, Jun 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-02 14:48:56-04

You can help decide on the final plans for a new homeless shelter to be built on Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach.

The plans call for a new center that would be able to house homeless families, in addition to housing single people.

The family housing is something not currently offered at the current shelter — The Lighthouse Center.

The plan would also consolidate essential social services into a “one-stop shop,” like a central intake.

The 32,000 square foot facility would also have showers, a daycare and a classroom.

Plans being looked at now could house 15 families, with a cap at 60 people, with 32 single beds and 20 single apartments to rent.

The plans call for things to be up and running by July 2017, pending a city review and public comment.

What are your thoughts on the proposed design for the Housing Resource Center?

Click here to visit the City of Virginia Beach’s Virtual Town Hall

Click here to view the plans for the Housing Resource Center