NEWPORT NEWS — The City Council on Tuesday approved a permit to use the Marine Reserve Center as a homeless day services center.
Homeless persons can use the building for health and educational services, including access to showers, laundry and mail, according to a news release from the city.
The city is spending $425,505.70 from Operating Budgets Funds to renovate the building, which includes assessing the facility’s condition, replacing the HVAC system, painting and cleaning, an email from Kim Lee, the city’s spokeswoman, indicated.
The building is undergoing renovations, which means that number is subject to change.
“We do not know the final cost of renovating the building because it is not done,” she wrote in an email.
The homeless day services center, 7401 Warwick Blvd. is expected to open in December.