by Lauren KruparReporterCuyahoga Falls -- Planning Commission members unanimously approved a plan to build a car repair and impound lot on State Road near Valencia Drive."This would be the only one of its kind in the city," Planning Director Fred Guerra said at the commission's May 15 meeting. "There are no impound lots."According to the file, the applicant, B&B Towing, plans to build a 8,400-square-foot building and a 180-by-150-foot fenced lot behind the building. The 4.042 acre lot would be split with the current residential home on one parcel and the repair/impound business on the other, planning officials said.Bernie Mason, the property and business owner, said the repair shop would be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day with the impound lot accepting tows throughout the day and night. Vehicles that are towed at night would be put in the repair shop until the morning if possible, he added.The area is zoned E-1, employment district. While the zoning allows for repair shops, an impound lot requires a conditional zoning certificate, Guerra said.If conditions of the zoning certificate -- such as hooded or shielded lighting, screening and fencing -- are not met, the classification would be revoked, Guerra said.One of the conditions for approval was that no disassembly or salvaging of vehicles be done on site, Guerra said. Another requirement is that a fence -- proposed to be a cyclone style fence with plastic slate -- must block the site from view.Planning commission members approved several other conditions such as increasing the landscaping, requiring a 10-foot easement for a multi-purpose trail, and requiring the State Road side of the impound lot fence be wood or vinyl.Several residents of a neighboring trailer park objected to the proposal, citing concerns on increased noise, lighting and stormwater runoff the project might cause."The main concern is the noise," resident Fred Potter said. "You're going to have all these trucks coming in all hours of the day.""No one likes change," Councilmember Terry Mader (R-8) said, adding he thinks the project will help improve the ward he represents. "The end result will be beneficial to everyone who lives in that area."The proposal will need to go before City Council for a vote. Council meets at 6:15 p.m. May 21 in the community room of the Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St.E-mail: lkrupar@recordpub.comPhone: 330-686-3915