Minneapolis/ Community & Society
AI Assisted Icon
Published on April 03, 2024
Washington County Unveils Plans for Emergency Housing Services Building in StillwaterSource: LHB Corp.

Washington County has rolled up its sleeves to tackle homelessness head-on with plans for a new Emergency Housing Services Building. Set to rise on the Government Center campus in Stillwater, this project aims to be a beacon of hope, offering a temporary home and vital resources for those without a place to call their own.

The county throws open the doors for public scrutiny and insight, inviting locals to get the lowdown on the holistic support strategy that the building will encompass. Open houses are scheduled for April 10 at Stillwater City Hall, April 11 at the Washington County Government Center, and April 16 at the Oak Park Heights City Hall, all to enlighten the community from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., except on the last date which, will wrap an hour later.

The initiative, as detailed by Washington County's announcement, is not just about putting a roof over heads, but also connecting residents to long-term housing solutions, social services, and economic support. The design team will be present at these sessions, ready to field questions, absorb comments, and explain how this project is set to unfold.

Those interested in participating will not find themselves herded through formal presentations. Instead, they'll interact with project displays and chat with staff one-on-one. It's an environment crafted to foster engagement and collect feedback where the county hopes to glean public sentiment.