City officials hope to have the year-round shelter completed by late June and operational by early July.
The park facility will shelter about 70 people with appropriate social distancing space between each bed.
The Silverado Park shelter will operate 24-7 and house about 50 people in the main room, with appropriate social distancing space between each cot, and seven additional people in a separate isolation room to be used as needed, according to the city.
Long Beach says it has not issued any license or permit to operate any cannabis cultivation activities at future site of a year-round homeless shelter.
Once the 24-hour shelter opens it could add as many as 125 beds to the city’s inventory with separate sections for men, women, families, LGBTQ individuals and pets.
A 3-acre lot on Atlantic Avenue in North Long Beach will be the site of a the new homeless shelter, replacing a liquor store and warehouse.
The planning commission on Thursday will consider a request by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles to convert its homeless shelter in the Washington neighborhood to a 24-hour facility.