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Proposed Branchville Storage Facility Asks for a Taller Building

At this week’s meeting, the City Council will discuss the Detailed Site Plan (DSP) of the proposed self-storage facility (EZ Storage) at 5151 Branchville Road.

Back in November, 2016, County’s Planning Board approved the DSP with conditions to allow the razing of three existing buildings and associated parking for the purpose of redeveloping the site with a 3-story building and parking. The City Council also supported the DSP.

The Applicant has since needed to revise the plan due to floodplain impacts.

Plan changes include:
(a) reducing the building footprint from 38,790 square feet to 24,438 square feet,
(b) increasing the height from 3-stories to 5-stories, increasing the number of storage units from 850 to 950 units, (c) eliminating a resident manager facility and reducing the office space by 200 square feet.
(d) a departure to reduce the number of parking spaces from the required 23 spaces to 12 spaces and
(e) a departure to reduce the size of the required 5 loading spaces from 12-foot wide by 45-feet long to 10-foot wide by 20-foot long. Staff recommends approval of the proposed changes due to the need to accommodate flood plain regulations and the anticipated minimal impact of the changes to the community.

The Planning Board hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2019

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