Self-Storage Development Proposed for Midland, MI

A real estate developer in Midland, Mich., hopes to build a three-building self-storage facility next to his other business, the Twilight Motel. Marookeh Nahikian, owner of Niche Properties LLC, approached the Midland City Council in 2013 with a request to expand the motel, but was denied.

A real estate developer in Midland, Mich., hopes to build a three-building self-storage facility next to his other business, the Twilight Motel. Marookeh Nahikian, owner of Niche Properties LLC, approached the Midland City Council in 2013 with a request to expand the motel, but was denied.

The new plan for the property at 4671 S. Saginaw Road includes a 9,000-square-foot self-storage facility with 45 units. It will also feature a 6-foot fence and landscaping.

Nakikian told the source he looked for something that would be “less intrusive” to the neighborhood, and the storage model fit. Residents including Norbert Clark said they also approve of the proposed development.

Members of the Midland Planning Commission unanimously approved the project at a recent meeting. The council will vote on the site plan during its Monday meeting.

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