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Waltham Community Day Center Gets Good News

The center plans to move to a new location.

The Waltham Community Day Center, which assist homeless residents, has cleared what it hopes will be its final hurdle in its effort to move into a new space on Felton Street.

On Dec. 3, the Waltham Zoning Board of Appeals granted the center's request to allow for only a few parking spaces at the site, Day Center Director Marilyn Lee-Tom told Waltham Patch. Without the approval, the the center would have had to obtain more spaces it would not have used much. Most clients walk to the Day Center. 

With the approval in hand, Lee-Tom said she hopes to move the center into the 16 Felton St. spot by the end of January. The center is renovating the site before it leaves its current location at the First Presbyterian Church on Alder Street. 

The center plans to move into the second floor of the building after renovating it for its own uses. Lee-Tom said the renovations will allow for a much larger 2,000 square feet space and additional space with which to speak with clients. The renovations will also make the facility more handicapped accessible. 

Also, having their own space will allow them to possibly do additional programs such as hot meals on Saturday morning, Lee-Tom said. Currently, the day center can't do that since it shares space with other organizations. 

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