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.