June 30, 2023

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Parkland, FL, Approves Zoning Change to Allow Self-Storage in Some Commercial Areas

The Parkland City, Florida, Commission last week approved two measures that’ll allow self-storage to be developed in some commercial zones. The updates to the city’s comprehensive plan and land-development code came after a request from Florida-based Parkland Storage LLC, which submitted an application to develop a three-story facility comprising 160,000 square feet on Loxahatchee Road, according to a source.

The commission unanimously passed the ordinances on June 21 after changes were made to the allowable floor-area ratio (FAR). Self-storage will now be permitted under a newly created zoning district called S-1 as a special exception. Previously, it was only permitted in areas designated as industrial land-use.

The new verbiage designates the FAR for properties in commercial zones with an S-1 designation at 0.5, which is the same for industrial and office spaces. In addition, it specifies the district’s lot width and depth to at least 200 feet, with a maximum building height of three stories or 45 feet. The maximum lot coverage will be 35%, while open space must be at least 30%. Setbacks from the rear and side yards must be at least 1.5 times the building height and 100 feet from adjacent streets, a source reported.

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