GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — With winter weather on the horizon, the unhoused will need to find a place to keep warm. Last night’s city council meeting ensured they’ll be able to do just that sometime in the next month.

City Council voted during their Wednesday meeting to approve an ordinance to adjust the 2023 budget to allocate $912,400 for a temporary resource center. The center would accommodate the unhoused and other vulnerable people.

The ordinance passed unanimously, with “an enthusiastic yes” from Mayor Anna Stout.

The city also passed a resolution to execute a lease for the center on 261 Ute Avenue.

The city plans to open the center this December.

WesternSlopeNow is following this story and will update as the project progresses.