A public hearing is being held by the Redding Zoning Commission on May 12th about tearing down a firehouse, and building a new one. The Redding fire district is looking to demolish the Redding Ridge fire station on Black Rock Turnpike and replace it with a new facility. The Conservation Commission has signed off on plans. The current firehouse was built in 1927 for a horse-drawn wagon fire company, with additions and renovations over the decades creating 8,000 square feet of space. A structural engineer has found that the foundation is falling apart and it would have cost more to renovate the existing facility than to build from new. Plans call for 15,000 square feet in a farmhouse-style building with modern amenities. Larger training and administrative spaces would be located on the second floor, along with overnight suites. The lower level would serve as a storage area and supplementary training section.