A rendering of the proposed fire station addition, intended to serve as a vestibule/waiting space and safe haven, according to city records.
A rendering of the proposed fire station addition, intended to serve as a vestibule/waiting space and safe haven, according to city records. (Courtesy image/Louisville)

Louisville's City Council approved plans for a small addition to the city's roughly 30-year-old fire station No. 2, located at 895 Via Appia Way, on Tuesday evening.

The second amendment to the Louisville Fire Station No. 2 planned unit development and special review use — originally approved in 1987 — allows for a 1,968-square-foot addition at the southeast corner of the existing building, according to a staff report.

The addition would serve as a vestibule/waiting space and a "safe haven."

City records indicate that other renovations outlined in the plans would include modifications to the residential areas — dorms, kitchen, laundry, workstations and a dayroom — as well as installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the facility, among others.

City Council approved a first amendment to the project's plans in 1998 to allow for an 8,709-square-foot addition to the station, according to city records.

Representatives indicated that construction on the project would likely begin in June.

Anthony Hahn: 303-473-1422, hahna@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/_anthonyhahn



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