A zoning request by Minify Self-Storage was rejected last week by the Maple Park, Ill., Village Board. The company, which operates a facility in DeKalb, Ill., sought a special-use permit to build on the former Spino’s Garden Center parcel at 18663 County Line Road. The 144-unit project would’ve cost about $1 million to construct, according to the source.
Board trustees Kristine Dalton, Luke Goucher and Brandon Harris voted in favor of the ordinance on March 6, while JP Dries, Chris Higgins and Bart Shaver opposed it. Board president Kathy Curtis broke the split decision. “It doesn’t fit in with our comprehensive plan. That was my feeling on it,” she said.
Several residents also opposed the project. “It is not a nice thing to have storage units in your backyard,” Elizabeth Tucker said. “My husband and I disagree with the whole thing and would hope the village would agree with us.”
Community members would like to see the site converted into something that would benefit the village. “I’m all for making the current property better than it is. I just don’t think self-storage is the way to go,” said resident Henry Hockey.
Minify’s facility in DeKalb contains 196 units and offers 24-hour access. The company also has a new location under construction in Genoa, Ill., that will open later this year, the source reported.
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