After a miscommunication with Lima City Council members, Lima-Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership or LACNIP is finally opening their doors in a new location. Council members now say it's a win-win situation for both the city and the organization.
There's no reason for a building to sit empty and LACNIP has taken advantage of the former fire station no. 4.
During an open house, community members got to take a look around the remodeled facility. LACNIP, which was created to improve safety and quality of life through community partnerships, individual action, and advocacy, has talked about having a permanent home for a while now. They say its been hard on them to always be moving around.
But settling into this new location hasn't come easy. The Lima City Council had concerns on how the organization would be able to financially afford to be there, but those worries have dissolved.
LACNIP says they will continue to ignite their current programs and also have new programs in the planning process for their new location. LACNIP members say they couldn't be happier to have this one stop shop for neighborhood business and look forward to growing as a community.