Plans are under way for a self-storage facility to be built on Blue Ash Road in Sycamore Township, Ohio. The local board of appeals approved a project proposed by RJK & Associates Inc., which will construct an eight-building self-storage facility in phases.
The first four buildings, nearest the road, will go up first. As those units fill, the other buildings will be constructed, according to Greg Bickford, planning and zoning director/assistant township administrator. RJK & Associates has three years to build all eight buildings. If it doesn't succeed, it will have to revisit the site's plan with the board of zoning appeals, Bickford added.
Fire Chief William Jetter raised concerns that there is only one source of water on the site. He said that if a building caught fire, it would likely spread quickly and would be more challenging to extinguish. Jetter suggested encouraging the builder to install a hydrant system throughout the property, but because the approval was an administrative decision, suggesting it is about all the township can do, Bickford said, explaining they can't enforce things that aren't in the code.
Bickford added there is no timeline set for the project to begin and progress.