Empire Storage to Build Self-Storage Facility in Stamford, CT

Empire Storage LLC has received city approval to build a three-story self-storage facility in the West Side area of Stamford, Conn. The property at 11 Leon Place will comprise 67,220 square feet in about 470 units. Zoning on the odd-shaped, 1-acre parcel was changed to a neighborhood mixed-use design district last summer to encourage investment in the area, according to the source.

The facility will feature a mix of building materials on its façade. Lisa Feinberg, an attorney representing Empire, told city officials the property would be “the most attractive self-storage facility in the city, if not the state.”

The project will also include parking and site improvements. Empire agreed to improve the streetscape after receiving pressure from the Land Use Bureau, which is in the process of formalizing “urban design guidelines,” the source reported.

Empire previously hoped to develop housing on the lot but changed direction after residents objected to potential traffic issues.

Sources:
Stamford Advocate, Point of Interest: New Self-Storage Facility Coming to Stamford’s West Side
Connecticut Public Notices, Legal Notice Zoning Board - City of Stamford Appl. 218-48

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