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July 3, 2018

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Woodland Park, CO, Officials Discuss Changes to Self-Storage Zoning

Woodland Park, Colo., officials are considering several changes to how self-storage is defined and permitted within the city. The change would eliminate a restriction limiting individual storage units to a maximum 300 square feet to accommodate recreational vehicles. In planned-unit development (PUD) and heavy-service commercial/light-industrial zones, self-storage use would be a conditional use. Both are downgrades from “permitted conditional” and “permitted,” respectively, though city staff believes the current designations were entered by mistake, according to the source.

Some wording changes would also be included. “Self-storage” would be favored over the term “mini-storage,” and the municipal code would be altered to say “personal property” instead of “storage of household materials,” the source reported.

Building-height limitations would remain at 35 feet in both types of zones; however, developers would be allowed to apply for variances.

Planning commissioner Vicky Goode questioned the need for additional self-storage development in Woodland Park during a recent special work session, but staff indicated there is demand from businesses and residents.

The planning commission has scheduled a public hearing on July 12 to discuss the proposed changes. The city council will have final authority on their adoption.

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