The Board of Commissioners of Marietta, Ga., approved a rezoning application for a 100,000-square-foot, climate-controlled self-storage facility on Tuesday in a 4-1 vote. The application had been on hold since November while the county reworked the ordinance regarding self-storage. The new ordinance was approved by the board in March.
The self-storage developer, Cooke Enterprises, wants to build a three-story, brick facility on the site of a former Chevron gas station on Johnson Ferry Road. From the street, it will appear as only a two-story building due to the type of construction.
The project was opposed by District 1 Commissioner Helen Goreham and David Hong, a member of the East Cobb Civic Association. To lessen the building’s impact in the community, District 3 Commissioner Tim Lee reduced its floor-area ratio and added a reversionary clause so the property will return to general commercial zoning if Cooke does not complete the project.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal, Commissioners OK Self Storage Building