Goodwill of the Columbia Willamette has released artist drawings of their new 22,000 square foot facility planned right across Highway 101 from Lincoln City City Hall. And it does look rather impressive.
City planners say the drawings are a precursor to their final design and site plan review meeting with city planners coming up in a couple of weeks, followed by an application for their building permit.
Goodwill’s Dale Emanuel in Portland says they are hoping to break ground sometime in early April with completion and opening for business sometime in late August. She says the new facility will be roughly twice the size of Goodwill’s current Lincoln City store in the Lighthouse Square Shopping Center. That facility will remain open at full services levels until the new store opens, again around late August.
The new Goodwill store will be roughly half the size of the recently opened Bi-Mart just to the south.
This is how Goodwill describes itself:
Goodwill is a global social services enterprise that generates opportunities for people to achieve economic stability and build strong families and vibrant communities by offering job training, employment placement services andother community-based programs for people who have disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others who face challenges to finding employment.
Goodwill Industries® is one of the nation’s top five most valuable and recognized nonprofit brands as well as a leading social services enterprise. Goodwill is the leading nonprofit provider of job training programs and career services in the United States and Canada, and its goal is to help people find and keep good jobs.
To pay for its programs, Goodwill sells donated clothes and other household items in more than 2,500 retail stores and online at shopgoodwill.com. Goodwill uses the revenue earned from these sales to fund job training, employment placement services and other community programs. Goodwill Industries collectively reported $4
billion in revenues in 2010. Eighty-four percent of those revenues went directly toward supporting and growing critical community-based programs and services. Last year alone, more than 74 million people in the United States and Canada donated to Goodwill.