A proposed Green Mountain Self Storage facility in Wilmington, Vt., received unanimous approval for a conditional-use permit last week from the city’s development review board. Property owner Joseph Montano intends to build two storage buildings comprising 7,500 square feet of rentable space in 144 units. He hopes to open the business in July.
The property on Route 9 West shares a common driveway with a former WW Building Supply complex. The 24-hour facility will feature 25-foot wide aisles to provide better vehicle access to units and motion-activated LED lighting. A 6-foot, vinyl-covered, chain-link fence will be erected on the side of the lot that faces the former building-supply complex as well as along the property behind the storage buildings, according to the source.
Two one-story “cottages” on the site are planned for demolition, while a multi-family dwelling will remain. A fence will separate the storage facility from the residence. Board member Sherry Brissette once lived inside the building and told her colleagues that Montano had added “great improvements” since purchasing the property.
Montano said he expects to draw business from residents who own second homes in the area, those who own snowmobiles, and business owners who need space to store inventory.
The board agreed the self-storage project meets the city’s requirements for a conditional-use permit, as long as Montano agrees to provide at least six parking space at the multi-family residence. Other stipulations include no outside storage and no overnight parking near or within the facility.