On Oct. 27, the planning board of Upper Freehold Township, N.J., approved the site plan for a new self-storage facility, but with one fewer building than proposed. While the plan originally called for an office building and 10 self-storage buildings, the buffer requirements set by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection prevented one of the storage structures.
The township’s Environmental Advisory Committee had concerns about endangered species on the 23-acre property, according to an article in the Millstone Examiner, resulting in the creation of a 150-foot buffer. In addition, a six-foot fence will be erected around the site.
Property owner Yong Sim is also debating with the board over the color of the facility doors. Sim, who has worked in the self-storage business for 20 years, wants eye-catching orange doors to help promote the business. Some members of the board feel this will be an eyesore.
Per a board member’s request, Sim agreed to install more landscaping in front of the fence.
Four of the storage buildings will measure 8,400 square feet. The rest will measure 6,300 square feet.
Source: Millstone Examiner, Self-storage facility will be built in UF