Members of the Lincoln City church community and local government have come together to support a warming shelter at First Baptist Church just ahead of a week of predicted cold weather over the Christmas holiday.
Planning commission officials voted 4-3 Tuesday to approve a conditional use permit to allow a Lincoln City warming shelter to operate for three months when temperatures drop to 40 degrees or winds exceed 50 mph.
Lincoln City's Planning Commission heard from a capacity crowd at City Hall Tuesday night about the pros and cons of having a warming shelter operate for three months under a conditional use permit in north Lincoln City.
Lincoln City's Project Homeless Connect (PHC) 2019 was held at the Lincoln City Resource Center & Emergency Warming Shelter Thursday morning with multiple county services showing up to serve the homeless.
Taft Hall will serve as an overnight warming shelter through the end of March after the City was empowered with emergency declaration approval, granting the owners' request at Monday’s regular session of the Lincoln City City Council.