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3-Story Self-Storage Facility Proposed for Southwest Naperville, IL

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The Naperville, Ill., Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously this week to recommend that the city council rezone a 1.3-acre vacant parcel for the development of a three-story self-storage project. 5995 Naperville Self Storage LLC seeks to build an 84,477-square-foot facility at 2708 Forgue Drive, between Cantore and Leverenz Roads, according to the source.

The developer has also requested a reduction in the number of parking spaces mandated by the city. Parking would be available on the north side of the building, and include 10 exterior and four interior spaces. Loading and unloading would occur within the building. Trucks more than 26 feet long would be banned under the proposal, the source reported.

While most of the building would be three stories, the east portion closest to the adjacent duplex homes would be stepped down to two stories, according to a city memo. The facility would be built "primarily [of] brick and stone, with standing seam-metal roof accents."

5995 Naperville recently met with homeowners and agreed to eliminate a proposed tower from the plans. In addition, a fence and landscaping will create a buffer between the homes and the storage facility.

Eight of the 11 buildable lots in the area have been developed over the past 17 years. The community includes several office and retail buildings, a bank, a carwash, and a senior assisted-living facility.

The zoning request will next be reviewed by the Naperville City Council.

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