Self-storage firm gets OK to expand

  • Chad Brannon of Fieldstone Land Consultants addressed the Planning Board Monday. Staff photo by Brandon Latham

  • Peterborough's Planning Board heard a presentation about upcoming changes to the Self-Storage site on Hancock Road on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Chad Brannon of Fieldstone Land Consultants addressed the Planning Board on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Peterborough's Planning Board heard a presentation about upcoming changes to the Self-Storage site on Hancock Road on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Peterborough's Planning Board heard a presentation about upcoming changes to the Self-Storage site on Hancock Road on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Peterborough's Planning Board heard a presentation about upcoming changes to the Self-Storage site on Hancock Road on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Peterborough's Planning Board heard a presentation about upcoming changes to the Self-Storage site on Hancock Road on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 8/10/2016 6:20:37 PM

Self-Storage of Peterborough is expanding.

At its Monday meeting, Peterborough’s Planning Board approved the construction of six new buildings to be added to the property.

The units will be gray, just like the two latest additions, with gray roofs and dark red doors, and will add 21,600 square feet of space, according to Chad Brannon of Fieldstone Land Consultants, who addressed the board on behalf of Self-Storage.

He said there is an additional plan to improve and add to the gravel roadways leading to the storage units.

According to Brannon, the property is in the rural zoning district and meets the wetland protection overlay, but the expansion will be noninvasive to the surrounding environment and does not change the property’s use.

Self-Storage of Peterborough has been located on Route 202, north of ConVal High School and near the Peterborough Recycling Center, since 1986.

“We did a walk of the property with the Conservation Commission,” he said. “Our experience of the walk was very favorable.”

The Conservation Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment already approved the plan before the Planning Board meeting.

The board had three concerns before granting unanimous approval.

The approval is subject to an upcoming report on the effects the project will have on stormwater drainage, and a letter from the state Department of Transportation confirming that Self-Storage does not need to update its road access permit.

Thirdly, members of the board offered aesthetic concerns about what the facility looks like from the highway.

“It’s fairly visible back there in the winter time, but I don’t know how much room there is for inplanting,” Pete Throop, director of community development, said.

Planning Board Chair Ivy Vann noted that there are a lot of evergreen trees to protect the view year-round, and recommended high bush blueberries if more inplanting were necessary.

 

Brandon Latham can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 228 or blatham@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @blathamMLT.




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