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Downtown shelter asks to expand

Some area business owners share frustrations

A city hearing examiner is considering Community Lifeline's request to expand the capacity of its downtown Shelton homeless shelter from 35 beds to 54.

On Monday evening, city hearing examiner Andrew Reeves heard three hours of testimony from the City of Shelton, Community Lifeline board members, business owners and neighboring residents about the shelter at 218 N. Third St. at the Shelton Civic Center.

The nonprofit is requesting an amendment to an existing conditional use permit to expand its bed capacity. The City of Shelton recommends approving the amendment, with eight conditions that...

 

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