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Rochester, N.H., Self-Storage Development Addresses Neighbor Concerns


Members of the Rochester, N.H., Planning Board did a site walk last week to assess concerns from neighbors of the proposed Rochester Self Storage development on Winter Street. The storage company has applied to build four self-storage buildings consisting of 4,300 square feet of rental space on an empty lot near the back of the property.

The applicant, Brian Cassidy, and project engineer Scott Lawler of Norway Plains Associates Inc. showed the site to several planning-board members as well as property abutter Adam Keyser. Keyser raised issues of the property’s potential security risks at the July 11 planning-board meeting. His concerns included insufficient fending, a proposed snow-storage area, the infringement of video cameras on neighbor privacy, and light disturbance.

Some of Keyser’s worries were alleviated by the site walk, but he was still skeptical about others. It doesn’t appear the development will be impeded, however.


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