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The Arlington County Board is voting on whether to move forward on plans to develop a new homeless shelter.

The county is considering buying a seven story office building near the Courthouse Metro and converting two floors into a comprehensive service shelter for the homeless. The permanent shelter would provide housing and services, including counseling.

Arlington County officials say they want to acquire the property because the temporary emergency winter shelter a block away from the proposed location is inadequate.

The County Board will vote on Saturday about whether to buy the building on North 14th Street for just over $27 million.

Some residents in the area have expressed concern about safety. The county plans to hold community meetings after the building is acquired to address resident concerns. If approved by the board, the county is scheduled to close on the property deal by Tuesday.

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