The special-use permit application for the new IFC men's homeless shelter was released late yesterday. Here's a look at what the organization is proposing for its new facility.
The new Community House would be a two floor, 52-bed transitional housing facility with room for 17 cots on the first floor to serve as an overnight emergency shelter. The property total is 79,000 sq. feet built upon a 1.66 acre tract leased by the UNC to the Town of Chapel Hill.
Transitional housing will be able to accommodate up to 52 men, with resident dining for 28. The building will include offices, counseling and meeting areas and free medical/psychiatric clinic for residents.
The 52-bed transitional area breaks down like this:
-Two 10 bed dormitories with bunk beds for 20 residents
-Five quads to accommodate 20 residents
-Six doubles for 12 residents
Sustainability features include:
-geothermal heat pumps
-light roof color
-extended roof overhangs