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Planning Board Approves Self-Storage Facility in Westford, MA


Cathartes Private Investments (CPI), a Boston-based real estate and energy-development firm, has received unanimous planning-board approval for a self-storage facility in Westford, Mass. The facility will be comprised of 78,000 square feet and 570 units in seven single-story storage buildings. The project will also include an 800-square-foot rental office.

The project last appeared in front of the board in February when attorney Doug Deschenes, a partner with Deschenes & Farrell, P.C., and Matt Waterman, a civil engineer with Land Tech Consultants, shared updated designs as representatives of CPI. Deschenes and Andrea Tavares, also a civil engineer with Land Tech Consultants, appeared in front of the board this week.

Among the last issues of concern from city officials was if the facility’s sign would interfere with the sight lines of motorists turning onto Groton Road from Commerce Way. Tavares provided a plan detailing how the sign will accommodate the required sight distance of 500 feet in both directions along Groton Road.

CPI expects the property to have 24-hour, gated access, although the firm is still looking for a self-storage company to run the facility.


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