The city council in Comox Valley, British Columbia, Canada, last week approved the development of a new self-storage facility on a undeveloped site already zoned for light-industrial use. The land is located between the Island Highway and Christie Parkway along Marriot Road.
The 141 units will be split between five prefabricated single-story buildings. The development also includes a separate building for office space at the ground level with a two-bedroom apartment above and a deck looking out onto Comox harbor.
Although the city’s planning staff had concerns about increased traffic near the facility, the proposed layout includes a 30-foot-wide landscape buffer between the road and the facility.
The council also raised concerns about demand for self-storage in the area, as there is already one facility nearby. The developer, Brook Petersen of Buckley Bay Beachcomber Ltd, assured the council members the high standards of the facility will make it successful. Plans for the development, which includes the potential for two additional phases, was prepared by architect Phillipa Atwood.