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Development of Self-Storage Facility in LeRay, N.Y., Moves Forward


Plans for a new self-storage facility along Route 11 in LeRay, N.Y., received the green light Thursday to continue after objections were raised in October by a competing self-storage developer. 

The LeRay Planning Board reached a compromise in October regarding a setback dispute with one storage-facility developer, but told the developer of another facility that he will not be allowed to display his rental trucks along Route 11.

The board scheduled a public hearing for Feb. 4 for the site plan review for White Pines II, a self-storage, truck-rental and auto-service facility proposed by Gaetano Javarone. The hearing was originally set for December, but was canceled after Walter H. Van Tassel, the developer of the competing site, asked the Zoning Board of Appeals to overturn an earlier Planning Board decision on a lot line adjustment that had allowed Javarone's project to move ahead.

The Zoning Board of Appeals declined to consider the appeal, saying state Supreme Court action was needed to overturn any Planning Board decision.

The board had previously offered Walter VanTassel a compromise on setbacks for his proposed three-story self-storage and truck-rental facility. Originally, 25-foot setbacks were required, and the issue created a long-running legal dispute between VanTassel and the town. In negotiation, the setbacks were changed to 20 feet on the eastern property line and 12.5 feet on the southern property line.

Source:  Watertown Daily Times,  LeRay Advances Storage Facility Plan

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