He revealed this during a press conference yesterday at City Hall, Knox Street, Port-of-Spain before a tour of New City Mall and East Side Plaza with Local Government Minister Chandresh Sharma.
Lee Sing said he had identified the abandoned National Broadcasting Service building on Abercromby Street for the location of the shelter.
The shelter, the mayor said, would provide a space for deportees and homeless people to come in at night under strict rules and regulations.
It was the first time Lee Sing brought the idea to the minister and he hoped he would get support.
The corporation originally targeted the abandoned Central Statistical Office building on Queen Street but according to the mayor several residents on George Street and Duncan Street protested the idea.
Lee Sing said he would like to get the building so he could provide a proper evaluation to the minister who would hopefully find the resources for the shelter which he believes would take 40 or 50 percent of the people off the streets.
Sharma did not respond to Lee Sing’s proposal during the press conference but when Newsday contacted him after he said the issue would be the responsibility of the Ministry of the People.