Substance abuse medical treatment center proposed for Fairfield building

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A substance abuse, medical and mental health treatment center has been proposed for an existing building on Fairfield Avenue.

The building, across the street from the Boys and Girls Club, is on track to become the Avenues Recovery Center of Fort Wayne after it was approved unanimously by the Board of Zoning Appeals Thursday.

According to the BZA staff report, the building was approved to become an acute care hospital in 2006 and amended to allow other services in 2017. Due to a lack of activity at the property by The Watershed Treatment Programs, Inc., the new owner must get approval to open a treatment center.

Avenues Recovery Center would offer both inpatient and outpatient detox and rehab services. The application rules out the option of becoming a methadone clinic or homeless shelter.

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