Early designs for new Salt Lake City homeless resource centers unveiled

Sep 27, 2017, 9:38 AM
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We’re getting some of the first glimpses of two homeless resource centers being built in Salt Lake City, set to be finished by 2019.

City leaders and coordinators from “Shelter the Homeless” answered questions from the public last night. Mayor Jackie Biskupski says it’s a way for people to see how different these Centers are from what the city currently offers.

Altogether there will be three shelters in the county, with 900 beds in total. But some business owners expressed concern about the location – and how it could impact their business.

The renderings include floor plans for the two, 200-bed shelters and give the first detailed look at the facilities, inside and out.

The centers — a woman’s facility at 131 E. 700 South and a mixed gender, segregated facility at 275 W. High Ave. — will both include courtyards, kitchens, offices for service providers and case managers, health units, laundry rooms, client storage rooms, donation intake areas, computer labs among other amenities.

Officials have estimated that each center would cost about $10 million to complete.  You can see more pictures and renderings in the Deseret News here.


The open house for the women’s shelter at 131 E. 700 South is Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. The forum for the mixed-gender facility at 277 W. High Ave is Thursday from 4-6 p.m.



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