Self-storage developer 1969 Central Avenue Corp. has proposed a mixed-use project for the same address in Yonkers, N.Y., that would include 49,420 square feet of storage space above 11,440 square feet of ground-floor retail. The site near Heights Drive is currently vacant. The property would include 104 parking spaces for shoppers and storage tenants, according to the source.
The application comes at a time when city officials are considering a zoning change to allow self-storage development in retail corridors as long as projects include retail on the ground floor. In its submission, the developer urged the city to move forward with the change.
"Self-storage/mini-storage in recent years has transformed from a traditional industrial type business to a more service/retail-oriented business similar to other business types allowable in the Central Park Avenue commercial corridor," company officials wrote in their application.
The planning board was scheduled to review the proposal on Wednesday, the source reported.
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