City Gospel Mission approved by city council to move to Queensgate

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati City Council voted on Wednesday to approve a zoning change that would allow the City Gospel Mission to move from Over-the-Rhine to Queensgate.

The City Gospel Mission, currently located on the 1400 block of Elm Street, plans on breaking ground on its new facility located on the corner of Dalton Avenue and York Street in the fall of 2011.

The City Gospel Mission says the new facility will more than double its number of emergency shelter beds to 76, double its amount of transitional beds for the Exodus men's addiction recovery program to 30 and have the space to expand programming to include full-day services.

City Gospel Mission also says they will become the first homeless shelter in the city to provide day-center programming.

City Gospel Mission has been trying to move their facility from Over-the-Rhine since 2003. Recently, the mission has been involved in several city planning meetings to reassure the West End community and businesses in the area, the move will benefit the city as a whole.

The planning commission approved the move on Tuesday.

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