Update 2/9/18 – The Holly Springs City Council discussed the conditional-use permit requested by Gracie for its self-storage project on Monday, but didn’t vote on the application. As part of the development, Gracie would contribute $250,000 to the city toward phase two of a street-widening project on Holly Springs Parkway and donate up to 15 feet of road right-of-way, according to the source.
The city engineer has also requested the installation of a deceleration lane and a left turn lane to minimize traffic impact, Moon told the council. The timeline for the widening project won’t conflict with the storage development.
The council could make a final decision on the permit during its meeting on Feb. 22.
1/18/18 – New York-based real estate developer Gracie Development LLC received initial permission last week to build a self-storage facility in Holly Springs, Ga. The planning and zoning commission unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for the property and the project will be considered by the city council tonight. If approved, the facility is expected to open between June and September, according to the source.
Bounded by Holly Springs Parkway and Rabbit Hill Road, the site will comprise two, two-story structures containing up to 90,000 square feet of climate-controlled storage space. It’ll also include covered vehicle parking, according to Nancy Moon, community development director.
The city staff recommended approving the project with some stipulations, such as the installation of environmentally friendly lighting. Gracie will also coordinate with the team on the landscaping, and will be required to pay for improvements during the Holly Springs Parkway widening project, Moon said.
Prior to the vote, several commission members voiced concerns about the site’s security and asked if perimeter fencing would be added in the future. Representatives for the developer noted a fence wouldn’t be needed because the units will be accessed from inside the buildings. Customers would have 24-hour access using a passcode, the source reported.
“With all indoor climate-control, all of this will be secured in the building itself,” a representative said. “You can’t get into the building without the proper codes and the proper keys, and things like that. So, actually, accessing the property, we don’t perceive needing any type of a fencing around the building itself.”
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