At a City Council meeting held October 27, 2020, council voted 5-0 to approve a special exception that will allow the Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority to establish a community resource center at 712 Oakview St.
“It’s very exciting. This has been a long time coming and I’m ecstatic. I think it’s going to bring so many added services to people who need them,” authority Executive Director Lisa Porter said after the vote.
The center is expected to open next week.
“We had hoped to open Nov. 1. I believe we can stick with that timetable. We won’t have all of our services available at once, but we can certainly get started by Nov. 1,” Porter said.
Previous progress and discussions for the EnVision Center was featured the Bristol Herald Courier:BHC_EnVision-Article-City-Council-2020-10-13
A joint Planning Commission/City Council meeting took place Monday, October 19, 2020:BHC_2020-10-19-Planning-Commission-forwards-Envision-center-request-to-council