Atlanta-based Brannen Development Co. received zoning approval from the city council to build a three-story self-storage facility in Snellville, Ga. The 2-acre property at 2387-97 Lenora Church Road includes a partially built, 48,000-square-foot steel structure that will be replaced by a 72,000-square-foot, climate-controlled facility, according to the source. A portion of the site shares parking with Carlin Vision Surgery Center, a medical facility.
The land is zoned for office/professional in the city’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map, but a market study conducted by Brannen showed there isn’t demand for this type of development. In its zoning request, the company noted the partially built structure has been a site of vandalism and a shelter for local transients for more than a decade.
As part of the zoning approval, the storage units can’t be used for manufacturing, retail or wholesale, or office or other business uses, the source reported.