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City BZA Approves Special Use for Self-Storage Units at 777 Oak Drive

September 3, 2014

Langfeldt and Payn StorageLangfeldt and Payne are expanding their storage unit business with the granting of a special exception by the Plymouth Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday evening.

Mike Strang explained the project that will be located at 777 Oak Drive, directly behind Beacon Credit Union. The project includes building a 35’ by 220’ climate controlled storage unit building and three traditional self-storage buildings measuring 35 x220 each.
Strang said they haven’t yet determined the number of units that will be in the storage facility. He commented, “As the development progresses it will self determine the sizes that are needed.”

Strang noted that the project will have to go through the City’s Technical Review Committee and have approval from the County Drainage Board due to the fact that the fourth building would fall within the 75 foot setback of the A.T. Wallace Ditch.

The special use was granted with the stipulation that the driveway be concrete or asphalt from Oak Drive to the west property line of Beacon Credit Union and that sidewalks be placed along the front property on Oak Drive.

BZA member Phil Scott asked the city attorney to review the variances for Beacon Credit Union believing that their sidewalk requirement was not necessary until additional development was adjacent, thus this project will trigger them putting in sidewalks on their property.

The self-storage units were also granted a variance of development standard for the frontage from the required 100’ to 60’ for the driveway and the front yard setback be reduced to 20 feet from the standard 30 feet since the buildings will be setting behind Beacon Credit Union.