The Pueblo West, Colorado, Metro Board is considering restrictions on self-storage development along major roadways. The topic came up during a Sept. 26 meeting after the board discussed approving water taps for three storage developments, according to the source.
The board agreed to the sale of a water tap for a storage project by Phoenix-based U-Haul International on a 7.6-acre parcel at the corner of Aerospace Drive and East Industrial Boulevard. Two other recent requests have been made for water taps for storage developments, according to city operations manager Bobby Banham. Hidden Gem Self Storage at 390 E. Spaulding Ave. will offer 371 units, while Hahn’s Peak Self Storage at Del Norte and West Hahn’s Peak Avenues calls for 127 units. In addition, a fourth project could soon come before the board, said district manager Brian Caserta.
While the board didn’t feel a moratorium on storage development was necessary, they agreed to reevaluate where they should be permitted. Member Jami Baker-Orr also expressed concerns about property aesthetics.
Board vice president Doug Proal recalled they had previously advised city staff that they were no longer going to approve storage developments along major corridors. “I think there is a need [for storage]. I don't think we want to have a moratorium; we just want to review where they are going to go,” he said.
Caserta said he would revisit their stance on the issue and present his findings at the Oct. 10 meeting prior to voting on the water taps for the other storage developments.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftan, Pueblo West Metro Board Discusses New Storage Facilities and Where to Put Them