Project manager Chuck Reynolds looks into a classroom space in the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Union Gospel Mission’s new men’s mission is nearing completion with a goal of opening this summer.

The nonprofit homeless service provider will move into a three-story, 55,000-square-foot facility across the street from the new Salem police station once construction is complete. The facility is currently being drywalled.

Located at 745 Commercial St. N.E., the new facility will double the number of beds the mission has available for unsheltered men to 300, add an onsite health clinic and expand education programs. The new shelter will fill a much-needed sheltering gap as the city continues to look for locations to place hundreds of people experiencing homelessness in Salem.

Previous coverage: Salem's largest homeless shelter plans to open by summer

-Saphara Harrell

Biblical references on a metal beam at the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Construction workers work in the welcome center of the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Construction workers work in the kitchen of the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

A construction worker sweeps up debris in a New Life Fellowship apartment in the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

A construction worker walks through the day-use area of the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

The chapel in the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Biblical references on a metal beam at the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

A construction worker works in a counseling room in the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Project manager Chuck Reynolds stands in the butcher shop of the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Workers climb down a ladder on the roof of the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Construction workers stand in a New Life Fellowship apartment in the new Union Gospel Ministry men's shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)