Former school becoming CC's largest homeless shelterFormer school becoming CC's largest homeless shelterhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=233302019-10-24T05:00:00Z2019-10-24T13:00:00Z

​​CORPUS CHRISTI – Nonprofit Ed Rachal Foundation is redeveloping the old Lamar Elementary School into the largest homeless shelter in the city. ​

Closed in 2010, the property at 2212 Morris St. will become the new Good Samaritan Rescue Mission and offer 308 beds. 

It will also feature a courtyard, gym, laundry area, dining and kitchen area, administrative offices, and parking. Volunteers on-site will monitor the shelter 24 hours a day. 

The nonprofit purchased the school, which was built n 1941, from the Corpus Christi Independent School District in May 2018. 

Original plans called for rezoning the two-acre property into an intensive commercial district, but the city rejected the proposal​. The city council still needs to approve the new plan. 

Good Samaritan's current shelter at 210 S. Alameda St. has 213 beds.

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