CBJ Planning Commission approves cold weather shelter hours

    Resurrection Lutheran Church in downtown Juneau.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The City and Borough of Juneau Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a request from a local church and its cold-weather shelter.

    Resurrection Lutheran Church in downtown requested two modifications to its conditional use permit for a cold weather emergency shelter. First, the church requested to change the opening time for the shelter to one hour earlier, at 8 p.m., and to close one hour later, at 7:30 a.m.

    The church also requested to begin operating the shelter two weeks earlier, on Oct. 15, rather than Nov. 1.

    That opening-date condition was removed since, in the CBJ contract with the church, when the temperature drops below 32 degrees, the shelter would open automatically.



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