A homeless shelter, plans for which previously stirred up neighbours, is set to open its doors on Wednesday.

The 36-bed shelter, at 12040 Horseshoe Way in Ironwood, will help meet the immediate needs of Richmond’s most vulnerable residents, according to the City of Richmond.

The Richmond News reported two years ago that the site would replace a smaller, 10-bed, men-only shelter run by the Salvation Army on Shell Road, after that location received an eviction notice.