Property owners Dennis and Diane Rex are seeking approval to build a self-storage facility on their 16-acre parcel in Sennett, N.Y. The husband and wife team will present their plan to the zoning board of appeals (ZBA) in November, according to the source.
The property at 3616 E. Genesee St. Road has already been subdivided to maintain the Rex’s existing residential lot as well as the 4.5-acre parcel on which they’ll build a 3,000-square-foot, 24-unit storage building. Land surveys and preliminary storm-water engineering have also been completed.
The couple has owned several properties over the years and recognized a need for more storage in the area. “There was nothing really convenient for us on this side of Auburn,” Dennis Rex said. “We've been thinking about this for four to five years [and] just decided to act on it.”
The site is also rocky, making it difficult to accommodate some types of development, Dennis Rex added. The couple determined self-storage would be a good use for the site and provide income for their retirement.
Originally, the Rexes had planned to present their plan to the ZBA last month. After a conference call with their contractors, bank and lawyers, they decided to wait. They now work to “to get our information regathered and a little more accurate,” Dennis Rex said, noting that quotes for services might’ve changed since the zoning application was submitted in February.
If the project is approved, the facility could open next summer. “It's exciting for us, but we're also learning a lot and want to do it right,” Dennis Rex told the source.
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