Self-Storage Development Could Replace Gas-Station Eyesore in Warrington, PA

This week, supervisors in Warrington, Pa., unanimously voted to amend the township’s office-industrial ordinance to include self-storage facilities as a limited-access use. The move will enable Manley Storage Ventures Inc. to proceed with its proposal to build a three-story self-storage facility on Easton Road, replacing a deteriorating Malcolm’s gas station on the site, according to the source.

This week, supervisors in Warrington, Pa., unanimously voted to amend the township’s office-industrial ordinance to include self-storage facilities as a limited-access use. The move will enable Manley Storage Ventures Inc. to proceed with its proposal to build a three-story self-storage facility on Easton Road, replacing a deteriorating Malcolm’s gas station on the site, according to the source.

Manley Storage principal Jonathon Manley intends to build a 30,000-square-foot structure offering climate-controlled units. All but 12 units will be accessible from the interior of the building, the source reported. The storage business will also include rentable office space and a retail space for the sale of moving supplies.

The gas station was closed in April 2002 after failing to comply with reporting requirements and regulations concerning its underground storage tanks, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Petroleum from the tanks allegedly caused an area of contaminated soil, which was removed, the source reported.

A land-development plan is expected to be submitted within 45 days, according to Robert Gundlach Jr., an attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP, which represents Manley. The developer plans to begin construction in the spring, the source reported.

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