California Self-Storage Facility Approved Despite Resident Concerns

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A self-storage project was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors despite vocal opposition from neighboring residents in Arden Arcade, Calif. Marconi Self Storage is scheduled to be completed by next October and will accommodate boat and RV storage.

The facility will replace a former AT&T office building that sat vacant on the lot for several years. A proposal to include a cell-phone tower on the property was rejected.

More than 400 residents reportedly signed a petition in opposition to the self-storage facility, arguing the project was too industrial for the area and citing increased traffic and noise as concerns. Construction plans include a 12-foot wall around the perimeter of the property.

Developer Potter-Taylor & Co. said selling the building under office zoning was prohibitive because of several vacant office buildings in the area. The board changed the zoning on the property from office to commercial to accommodate the use change.

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