This week, Great Space Storage of Bonita Beach, Fla., won approval to add 50,000 square feet of space to its existing 93,000, driving a local homeowner to tears. Tabitha Cunningham told the city council the expansion will decrease property value and diminish the tranquility of the neighborhood.
The zoning changes that allowed for the expansion were passed with a 4-3 vote. One of the council members said the change was unfair to residents.
Four property owners will be affected by the project, including Cunningham. Great Space is being required to plant landscaping to buffer the property lines, and all onsite lighting will be aimed away from the homes. Company principal Charles Sample told Cunningham they will work with her on any concerns.
Source: Naples Daily News, Driven to tears: Bonita OKs storage business expansion, which makes one resident cry