Self-Storage Developers Battle City Council in Lake Elsinore

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A plan to build a self-storage facility at the south end of Lake Elsinore, Calif., that previously received the blessing of the Planning Commission got a non-supportive response from the City Council on Tuesday. The council voted 1-4 against the project, with Councilman Thomas Buckley’s dissent intended to postpone the decision.
 
The project’s developers, Mike Dunn and Ron Amburgey, must now rework the plan to appease local residents, who voiced opposition at Planning Commission meetings. Dunn and Amburgey want to build a three-building, 217-unit project with 61 outdoor spaces for RVs and boats. Self-storage may be the only use for the lot, as an earthquake fault line runs through it.
 
Some council members oppose the project, saying it does not coincide with the regional habitat-conservation plan or the area’s “Dream Extreme” concept, referring to the city’s reputation for hosting adventurous sports activities.
 
Amburgey was aggravated by the council’s action, but said he and Dunn would consider their next move.

Source: The Californian, LAKE ELSINORE: City Council disdainful of self-storage project

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