Community Inn given four-month extension of permit

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A facility that helps the homeless will be allowed to stay in its current location for a little while longer.

The mayor's office says the city's Board of Adjustment and the Community Inn have worked out a four-month stay of the revocation of the Inn's conditional use permit.

That means the Community Inn will be allowed to stay on Winchester Road through April 8, 2013.

Following complaints about the Community Inn from neighbors, the Board of Adjustment revoked the facility's permit in June, and gave it six months to move.

"We were facing a closure of this facility just as winter comes on, and that's not right," Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said in a news release. "The Board of Adjustment made a wise decision today to hold off four months. This gives the city and the Community Inn time to work together to address the needs of our entire community. In the end, that's the solution we all want. The Community Inn serves people who need help."

In its ruling in June, the Board of Adjustment said the approved conditional use permit and existing zoning do not permit a homeless shelter on the property.

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