WILLIAMSBURG-FISH, Inc. plans to request a special use permit in order to move its operations into new facilities located at 312 and 314 Second Street.
The non-profit organization, which assists with food, clothing and small household item distribution to those in need in the community, is currently housed in The Historic Triangle Messmer Community Services Building on Waller Mill Road in York County. Earlier this year, it was announced that Child Development Resources (CDR) would be moving into the building. Organizations currently located within The Triangle Building must find new spaces, including FISH, which has until December 2021 to vacate the building.
At the Williamsburg Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, FISH plans to seek approval for the special permit to lease the spaces on Second Street, which are near the South of the Border Mexican Restaurant. A small church currently leases the properties on a month-to-month basis.
FISH, which first began in 1975, has been operating out of The Historic Triangle Messmer Community Services Building for the past 26 years. FISH has temporarily suspended acceptance of donations of clothing and housewares until it moves into its new space. Nonperishable foods and toiletries are still being accepted weekdays from 10am to 4pm at its current location at 312 Waller Mill Road.