Al Mitchell, who owns Belmont Self Storage in Belmont, N.H., intends to build a second location on the site of a former car dealership. Mitchell is planning up to 60,000 square feet of storage space, including units large enough to accommodate boats and RVs. Having previously submitted and received approval on a mixed-use development plan for the same property, Mitchell will need fresh approval from the city’s planning board to move forward, according to the source.
Mitchell acquired the former Lakes Chrysler Jeep Ltd. property though his company A.E. Mitchell Corp. and originally received approval to build a six-bay car wash, classic-car dealership and self-storage facility on the 4.5-acre lot. He scuttled plans for the mixed-use project after other car dealers left town in favor of nearby Tilton, N.H., the source reported.
The developer already has the in-ground infrastructure in place after grading the property. Mitchell will seek a change-of-use approval from planners in November and expects to commence building next spring, he told the source.
The Belmont Self Storage location at 393 Laconia Road, about a mile south of the proposed building site on Prescott Hill, will be known as Belmont Self Storage South. The new facility will be called Belmont Self Storage North.
The car dealership closed in 2010.
- The Laconia Daily Sun: Storage Facility Planned for Prescott Hill in Belmont