Zoning Commission in Torrington, Conn., Considers Self-Storage Conversion


The planning and zoning commission in Torrington, Conn., is considering a change zoning regulations that would allow an old factory to be converted into a self-storage facility. Developer James Lee presented a self-storage development plan to the commission on Wednesday.

Lee wants to purchase the building on E. Elm Street, but he first needs the panel to consider allowing self-storage in what is now an industrial zone. Current zoning regulations restrict self-storage to the downtown district.

The building has been for sale since it was vacated in 2010 by Altek Electronics Inc., a manufacturer of circuit boards. It’s currently owned by a local bank. The building is priced at $150,000, according to Lee, who said he’s willing to purchase the building “as is.”


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