Yonkers, NY, Mayor Calls for Moratorium on Self-Storage Development

June 5, 2024

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Yonkers, New York, Mayor Mike Spano is urging the city council to enact laws that will temporarily halt self-storage development in the city. The suggested eight-month moratorium is intended to provide city staff time to review zoning regulations and land-use plans, ensuring new projects are in line with the municipality’s economic goals and the needs of its residents.

“Protecting a safe and healthy quality of life continues to be our number one priority in Yonkers,” Spano said. “These moratoriums would provide our city an opportunity to dig deeper into the potential economic and public-health impacts these facilities have on our residents and businesses.”

There are currently more than a dozen self-storage facilities in Yonkers. “We know there is a need for them, but there is a proliferation of self-storage buildings within our city limits, and this moratorium prevents Yonkers from becoming the storage facility capital of Westchester County,” Spano said. “It gives us a chance to breathe and examine where these facilities are going and how it will impact our local economy.”

A public hearing is required prior to passing new legislation. The next city-council meeting is scheduled for June 25. 

Source: Yonkers Times, Yonkers Mayor Spano Calls on City Council to Pass Moratoriums on New Building Approvals for Self-Storage and Lithium Battery Facilities.

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