Property owner Darrin Marsich received conditional approval last week for a proposed self-storage facility in Lake Delton, Wis. Marsich needed a conditional-use permit for the project because his land is zoned for agriculture. The planning commission approved the first phase of construction, which will include three 40-by-100-foot buildings. The town’s board will make the final decision on the project.
Construction is expected to begin next month near the intersection of Hillman Road and Bunker Drive and scheduled to conclude in January 2014, according to Rob Roth, the town’s zoning administrator. The facility will include lighting and signage, but Marsich said he is unsure if it will have perimeter fencing.
The commission also stipulated the facility’s operating hours be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and prohibited overnight parking and outdoor storage. Facility signage is also subject to approval. Marsich must still submit erosion-control and storm-water plans and may be required to seek other conditional-use permits for other uses.
A potential problem for the project emerged during the meeting when adjacent property owner Kathy Radcliff said she believes Marsich’s property was a Native American burial ground. Radcliff said she did not oppose the self-storage facility being built next to her property and was mainly concerned with storm-water runoff affecting her farming field. The planning commission said the state’s Department of Natural Resources has a process for determining if a site is of archeological significance.