Property owner Daniel Carmichael intends to build a self-storage facility at 25330 Five Points Road in DeKalb County, Ill., but will need officials to rezone the property from an agriculture district to planned-development commercial. If approved, the facility would comprise two buildings and 104 storage units. It would also feature two electric-vehicle charging stations, according to the source.
The submitted plan doesn’t indicate the presence of an onsite management office but does include 24-hour video monitoring. Carmichael could also potentially pursue installing solar panels, depending on the county’s final decisions on a solar-power ordinance under consideration, the source reported.
In his application, Carmichael notes the land is unfit for agricultural production. Self-storage is a desirable use because commercial development has increased along the Route 64 corridor during the last 10 years, he wrote.
Carmichael purchased the property last March. It previously had been proposed as a propane-distribution center but became entangled in a 2016 lawsuit filed by the previous owner after the county denied a special-use permit. The case was settled out of court for $70,000, according to the source.
A public hearing on the rezoning application is scheduled for Feb. 8.
Daily Chronicle: Self-Storage Facility Proposed for Five Points Road