Wright City aldermen approved a self storage unit requested by Adventure Boat and RV Storage. The new business will be in the industrial park.
Wright City aldermen approved a conditional use permit that allows Adventure Boat and RV Storage to build a self-storage unit.
Aldermen approved the decision by a vote of 4-0. The vote came one week after Warren County Commissioners approved a zoning change that requires self-storage businesses to acquire a conditional use permit before building on land zoned for agricultural use.
“It’s a bit ironic that earlier this week, the board approached the county asking for more restrictive rules around outdoor storage units and here we are as a city expanding the footprint of outdoor storage units,” Alderman Ramiz Hakim said during the meeting. “And so there’s an old saying that people may know where they say the Lord works in mysterious ways. And so in this case, a private party approached the city requesting a possible development. And after much debate and public hearings, the city appears to want to take the posture to be inviting to businesses but also be respectful to the surrounding properties and residents.”
Hakim then listed the city’s requirements for future storage units, which include fencing, a large buffer between properties and roads, hard concrete striped surfaces, storm water mitigation and more.
The storage unit will also be in the industrial park.
“One of the other things that we’ve done is contain this to M2 so that we’re putting more guidelines around so that it’s not affecting some of the residents in the same way that we saw in other ones that are right next door to somebody’s house,” Alderwoman Kerry Owens said during the discussion.
Hakim offered the developers his congratulations after aldermen approved the request.
“Thank you for choosing Wright City, too,” he said.
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