A Lock-It Self Storage in Fort Mill, S.C., could expand through the addition of three new buildings. During a May planning-commission meeting, Chris Pettit, assistant planner, indicated the storage operator might put in a request for the expansion at 1399 E. Highway 60 this month, according to the source.
The first step would be to remove a berm the city required when the property was built to hide the metal buildings from view on Tom Hall Street, the source reported. “That was a big caveat in approving [the storage buildings],” Chris Wolf, planning commissioner, told the source.
The planning commission has requested a full site plan for the new buildings, which would be constructed of brick, before consenting to the berm’s removal. The building aesthetics will be a key component of approving the expansion, the source reported. “I think we’re going to be fairly particular,” said James Traynor planning-commission chairman.
If the expansion is approved, A Lock-It will start grading the site and put up a retaining wall, Pettit said.
Founded in 1997 by Joe and Mitch Clark, A Lock-It began with one facility comprised of four buildings in Pineville, N.C., then added its second location in Fort Mill. Both offer drive-up, climate-controlled storage as well as outdoor vehicle parking.