VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia Beach officials are looking to relocate Lighthouse Center, a facility dedicated to providing services for the city's homeless population.
Andrew Friedman, director of Housing and Preservation, told WAVY.com he aims to move the center, now located at 18th Street and Washington Avenue) to a location on Witchduck Road.
The shelter provides day services for the homeless as well as a meeting point for the Winter Shelter program.
"The current facility is only 3,300 square feet and this facility would be more than 10 times that," Friedman said.
A goal for the move is to serve more families, as well as move to an area with minimal impact on surrounding neighborhoods.
The move to the new location must first be approved by Virginia Beach City Council. The city manager has included funding for the center in the city's 2013-2014 budget.
The purchase of the site on Witchduck Road was approved by council last summer.
A public input meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 11 at the Renaissance Academy, 5100 Cleveland Street.
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