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Planning Commission in Tennessee Approves Self-Storage Facility


The Burns Planning Commission in Burns, Tenn., on May 23 unanimously approved a proposal and final site plan to build a self-storage facility on State Route 47. However, to move forward the facility still needs a storm-water permit from the state, and co-developers Beth and Tom Fiala must also submit a landscaping plan.

The first phase of development calls for five self-storage buildings on more than four acres of land. The Fialas have wanted to bring the business to Burns for several years. They explained to the source a plan to build the facility was approved about three years ago, but because of the recession and the tight credit market, they lost financing for the commercial retail component, which was initially proposed to be built alongside the self-storage facility. The Fiala’s most recent development plan, which the commission approved, does not include the commercial retail space.

Burns is a small town of about 1,300 people located 35 miles west of Nashville.


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