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Plans for Self Storage Ventures Project in Oak Creek, WI, Put on Hold for Later Review


Plans for a new Self Storage Ventures (SSV) facility proposed by Gallacher Development LLC in Oak Creek, Wis., have been tabled until the city’s July 12 plan-commission meeting. Board members unanimously voted on June 28 to postpone voting on the developer’s rezoning request because they hadn’t had adequate time to review the plans, according to the source.

SSV has proposed construction of an eight-building, 900-unit self-storage facility at the corner of College and Howell Avenues. The vacant lot at137, 147 and 209 E. College Ave. and 6304 and 6340 S. Howell Ave. is nearly 6.5 acres. The facility would include a storm-water pond at the corner of the intersection, with one of two larger buildings stretching around half of the pond, the source reported. Hours of operation would be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

According to a rendering presented at the June meeting, access to the property would be off College Avenue via two entrances just before the intersection. One would be outside the facility’s perimeter fencing, allowing potential tenants access to the office.

Property access isn’t currently allowed off Howell Avenue, however, SSV is looking to obtain authorization from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for at least one access for emergency purposes, the source reported.

Online documents on the city’s website show the plan commission recommended the common council approve a rezoning from highway business to manufacturing with a conditional use for self-storage during its June 14 meeting. The documents state "structures built on these properties may require the review and approval of the Federal Aviation Administration and Milwaukee County.”

Based in Sacramento, Calif., Gallacher Development specializes in the acquisition, development, disposition, financing and management of self-storage properties.

SSV is a privately held company, wholly owned by Gallacher Development and Solidcore Partners of Denver. Collectively, the companies provide SSV with analytic standards, capital, underwriting, and real state relationships across the United States as well as parts of Europe and South America.


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