40-Unit Self-Storage Facility Proposed for Massachusetts Town

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Real estate developer Peter Noyer has proposed a 40-unit Village Self Storage facility for Route 6 in Mattapoisett, Mass. In an appearance before the planning board earlier this month, Noyer said the Zoning Board of Appeals had already approved the area for self-storage, but town officials want to follow up with the fire chief before proceeding.

The property currently consists of two houses, a boat-storage facility and a gravel road. Noyer’s plan is to leave the two residences standing and replace the boat storage with two single-story self-storage buildings. One would be 20-by-100 feet and the other 20-by-40 feet. The gravel road would provide facility access and be widened to 14 feet. An additional 20 feet of access would be added around the buildings.

Units would range from 5-by-5 to 10-by-20 feet, with stored items placed on pallets, Noyer said. The facility would also have low-level, motion-detecting lighting and be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“The storage units will be available during the day-time hours only. There will be no real reason to come after 8 p.m.,” he said. “Statistics show that these kinds of units are only visited three to four times a year. People basically just put their stuff in there and check on it or add to it a few times during the year.”

The planning board will discuss the project again on Feb. 4

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