ThomasTown Builders Inc., which operates 18 self-storage facilities in Northern California, received zoning approval last week to build a new location in an unincorporated area in Napa, Calif. The planning commission determined the development won’t “hurt the local views” during its Feb. 7 meeting, according to the source.
The 7-acre property along Devlin Road, near Sheehy Court, is in the airport-industrial area and adjacent to California State Route 29. The four buildings included in the plan would comprise 105,099 square feet of storage space and feature multiple heights, stone veneers and a tower. The property will also be landscaped.
“That way when you’re driving down Highway 29, it’s appealing to the eye. It’s not just a self-storage facility,” said Ryan Smith, president.
The commission approved another storage project for the region last fall. The facility on Pueblo Avenue will contain nine single-story buildings comprising more than 44,000 square feet in 369 units.
“In my opinion, [the ThomasTown project] raises the bar in terms of architectural quality and the sensitivity of the vision from Highway 29, which is the entrance to our city,” said commissioner Terry Scott.
The commissioners also agreed the area was the right place for a storage facility. “This is precisely what this area is meant to hold and the development we’re interested in seeing in this zone. Clearly this is something that is needed,” said commissioner Jeri Hansen.
Based in Auburn, Calif., ThomasTown Builders recently completed a project in Morgan Hill, Calif., according to the source.
Napa Valley Register, Unincorporated Napa to Get Self-Storage Facility and Cell Tower