Self-Storage Facility Faces Opposition in Princeton, NJ

A self-storage project proposed for Princeton, N.J., faced opposition from homeowners during a Sept. 13 Princeton Planning Board meeting. Vickie Martenson had requested a special-use permit to build a 21-unit self-storage facility on a vacant lot she owns on the northeast corner of Pleasant and Warren Streets. She had tried to sell the property for years before deciding to build storage, according to the source.

A self-storage project proposed for Princeton, N.J., faced opposition from homeowners during a Sept. 13 Princeton Planning Board meeting. Vickie Martenson had requested a special-use permit to build a 21-unit self-storage facility on a vacant lot she owns on the northeast corner of Pleasant and Warren Streets. She had tried to sell the property for years before deciding to build storage, according to the source.

Resident Vern Sondgeroth claimed the area wasn’t zoned for self-storage. He and other homeowners also voiced their concerns about decreased property values and an increase in water runoff should the project be approved. Another resident said the storage buildings would be too close to Main Street.

Board members also had concerns whether the lot would be large enough for storage units and if there was enough space for trucks and trailers to maneuver without impeding traffic on the city streets, the source reported. The members recommended the Princeton City Council turn down the permit.

The council was expected to vote on the proposal at its Monday meeting.

 

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