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Sunday, December 17, 2017

From the Journal Gazette

In a unanimous decision Monday, the New Haven Board of Zoning Appeals approved a special use request for a residential addictions treatment facility run by Park Center.

The planned 56-bed inpatient treatment facility was originally planned for the vacant former Verizon office on Rupp Drive in Fort Wayne. However, Park Center withdrew its plans for the Fort Wayne location following backlash from residents who did not want the treatment center near their homes. Park Center’s new location is at 4820 New Haven Ave. at the Fort Wayne-New Haven border.

The New Haven site is located across the street from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health Annex and formerly housed North American Van Lines and the state welfare department.

“The location we looked at in Fort Wayne, I think would have worked, but I really like the fact that this space has more outdoor space, where we can go out, have a nice courtyard, have basketball outside and sort of spread out a little bit,” Park Center CEO Paul Wilson said. “So, I actually like this location better than (Fort Wayne).”

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POSTED: 11/21/17 at 1:37 pm. FILED UNDER: News