Regina City Council has approved the necessary rezoning in the city’s Heritage neighborhood to allow the Carmichael Outreach Centre to relocate.
Carmichael, which provides programs and support to Regina’s homeless has stated they needed a larger facility to continue and improve operations.
Cora Gajari, the centre’s Executive Director said residents who have expressed concern the center will create problems in their area, do not have to worry.
Gajari said they have heard concerns that loitering will be an issue, something she said the new, larger location will be able to help them prevent.
“We’re going to create something outside where people can go and stand to significantly reduce the possibility of anyone loitering in the area,” she said.
Gajari also said they are happy to work with residents in the neighborhood to address their concerns.
“We are open to continuing work with concerned residents and finding a way where we can be good neighbors and live peacefully side-by-side,” Gajari said.
Carmichael hopes to be in their new location, which is just two blocks away from their current building by late this summer or early fall.