PROPOSED ZONING REGULATIONS FOR EMERGENCY SHELTERS
The City of Longview is going through a process to determine where emergency (homeless) shelters should be located in the City (e.g. what zoning districts, should there be buffers from some land uses such as schools). A temporary committee was appointed to develop a recommendation. That committee produced a draft proposal. On June 14, 2017, they submitted a recommended proposal to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission took an initial look at the proposal and then decided to hold a public hearing on it. The public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2 in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 1525 Broadway Street, Longview. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. The City invites you to attend the public hearing and express your opinion. You can also submit comments in writing by email at email@example.com or by mail at Steve Langdon, P.O. Box 128, Longview, WA 98632. Written comments must be received by the 6:00 p.m. on the meeting date.
Currently, emergency shelters are allowed in the City’s General Commercial District and the Downtown Commerce District with no buffers required. However, the City has a moratorium on the siting of new emergency shelters until a revised zoning code is adopted.
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