Ridgecrest, CA, Planning Commission Approves A-American Self-Storage Expansion

Update 9/28/17 – The Ridgecrest Planning Commission on Tuesday was scheduled to discuss the site plan submitted by A-American Self-Storage for its Norma Street facility expansion. The project is expected to add four new structures comprising 18,316 square feet and 54,462 square feet designated for the vehicle-parking area, according to the source.

Update 9/29/17 – The Ridgecrest Planning Commission on Tuesday was scheduled to discuss the site plan submitted by A-American Self-Storage for its Norma Street facility expansion. The project is expected to add four new structures comprising 18,316 square feet and 54,462 square feet designated for the vehicle-parking area, according to the source.

The 3.6-acre parcel is owned by KBM Properties LLC and Norma-Ridgecrest Storage Partners LLC of Los Angeles, the source reported.


8/28/17 – The Ridgecrest, CA, Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion for A-American Self-Storage at 1430 Norma St. The operator plans to add 107 new storage units and a large central area for vehicle parking.

In his application, A-American Vice President Josh Paterson requested to complete the facility’s third phase, according to Gary Parsons, the outgoing city planner. The property is zoned commercial.

Prior to the vote, chairman Warren Cox asked about dust mitigation. A representative for A-American who attended the public meeting was unable to provide an answer, the source reported. Cox also said he wanted to ensure the conditions for approval were met.

The city council requested that planning commissioner Solomon Rajaratnam abstain from the discussion because he works in the building adjacent to the site. No one from the public commented on the proposal.

Founded in 1973 by owner Edmund C. Olson, A-American operates 19 properties in California, Hawaii, Missouri and Nevada.

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