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Plans for Avon fire training tower head to Council

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    An artist's rendering shows a proposed Avon Fire Department Training Tower.

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    An artist's rendering shows an Avon Fire Department Training Tower in its proposed location at the fire station.

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AVON — Avon is looking to have a new Fire Department training tower and a luxury dog hotel, according to a city Planning Commission meeting Wednesday.

Avon Fire Department Chief Frank Root requested and received approval of the site plan and recommendation to Council for the special use permit for the tower. The three-story, 1,280-square-foot training tower would be at the Fire Department, 36185 Detroit Road.

The tower would not be a brick and mortar building but instead made from storage containers. The budgeted cost of the tower is about $271,000, which is covered by the city’s fire equipment levy passed in 2016. The five-year, 0.5-mill replacement levy generates $407,977 annually for the Fire Department, costing the owner of a $100,000 home $17.50 a year.

“This allows us to be able to train on duty without going in overtime and keeping our crews’ rigs in service,” Root said.

In other business, the Planning Commission approved a request from Ruff Carlton LLC for a special use permit for a luxury hotel for dogs. The hotel would be at 1290 Center Road, the former site of an Advanced Auto Parts store.

The business would be open Monday to Saturday and have about 90 animal guests at a time.

The request was approved with the commission asking for greater details of the floor plans to accommodate traffic flow and fencing.

Contact Bruce Walton at 329-7123 or bwalton@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Facebook @BWalton440 or Twitter @BruceWalton.
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