“It’s humbling.”
That’s how Lynn Biese-Carroll, executive director of the Shalom Center, described Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the nonprofit’s new facility, 4314 39th Ave.
“We are very excited. It has been a long time coming — it’s been decades,” Biese-Carroll said. “It’s going to be a wonderful shelter. This is a big deal for the city. It’s a big deal for the county; it’s a big deal for the area.”
Camosy Construction will begin work on the shelter’s interior Thursday, so the snow won’t hinder progress.
The former ATC Leasing building has already been gutted, so now the nearly 22,000-square-foot space is ready for some serious upgrades.
When renovated, the building will include a 24-hour shelter that can house up to 75 people. It will replace the agency’s existing emergency family shelter and the INNS emergency nightly shelter program that rotates among church sites.
It will also have office and meeting space for services …