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The city of San Diego has secured the use of a privately owned lot on 15th and J streets as the location for this year’s temporary winter homeless shelter.

The site, owned by developer OliverMcMillan, was one of two sites selected by City Council to host the shelter this year at its Oct. 13 meeting. It remained unclear whether the site, which hosted the shelter last year, would be available because the owner said he had received federal stimulus funds to develop it.

The Mayor’s Office met with developer Dene Oliver, who agreed to make the site available, according to San Diego CityBeat. Had the site not been available, the shelter would have been housed in an empty city-owned warehouse nearby.

The shelter, CityBeat reports, will be open by Thanksgiving, several days earlier than the previously anticipated Dec. 2 opening.

Click here for background and links to our previous coverage on this issue.

ADRIAN FLORIDO

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