Crossroads ready to accommodate more

A new conditional use permit would allow Crossroads Center
to house 112 occupants, with two beds in most rooms, like
this one shown Friday.

The Crossroads Mission and Rescue Center in Hastings is ready to accommodate more tenants, but the shelter needs approval from the Hastings City Council first.

If the council approves Crossroads’ amendment to its conditional use permit, the center could increase its maximum occupancy from 79 to 112.

The Hastings Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the amendment to the council at its November meeting.

“It’s expansion, but we don’t have to do anything to the building,” said Jerry Bumgardner, executive director of the Hastings campus. “The blessing to us would be, when somebody comes in the door, we have room to bring them in.”

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