Community Inn homeless shelter wants its conditional use permit reinstated.
At the center of the debate is the city’s definition of "Church."
The property is zoned B-4 for wholesale and warehouse use. Churches are allowed in the area as a conditional use.
The city’s board of adjustments thought the Community Inn was going to operate as a traditional church with services on Sundays and special programming on Thursdays, but instead operates as a homeless shelter.
The building houses homeless men and women seven nights a week. Neighbors and area businesses have complained about the number of homeless people in the area.
ABC 36 News contacted the city for comment. A spokeswoman said there would be no comment due to the pending litigation.