QC Self Storage rezoning, permit before council Feb. 5


A public hearing on a conditional use permit and rezoning for QC Self Storage is to be held Wednesday.

The Queen Creek Town Council is slated to hold the public hearing at a meeting Feb. 5 in the Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway.

The self-storage facility is to be constructed on 9.11 acres at the southwest corner of Germann Road and 196th Street. The applicant, RKAA Architects Inc., proposes to rezone to allow for the development of a climate-controlled, self-storage facility, Brett Burningham, development services director, and Kyle Barichello, senior planner, said in a memo to the council

The Queen Creek Storage planned area development includes:

• Drive aisles and retention;

• All proposed perimeter walls and gates;

• Landscaping and landscape buffers;

• 20,915-square-feet climate-controlled building;

• 6,215-square-feet storage building;

• Wash bay area; and

• Two RV canopies totaling more than 40,000 square feet.

“The main building will be a one story above ground level consistent with the established heights of the adjacent one-story developments existing to the east and west. The RV parking canopies will have a 14 feet clear height to be consistent with the existing one-story developments on the east and west,” Mr. Burningham and Mr. Barichello said in the memo.

The first floor of the building is anticipated to be comprised of an office, loading area, manager’s apartment and storage units. Security features include PIN code entry systems at the gated entry, loading area building entrances, a wash bay, dump and air station and a propane station. Additionally, the facility will be equipped with interior and exterior 24-hour video surveillance equipment, the memo states.

The project will provide required customer parking on the south side of the building. Primary loading areas are also at the south side of the building, according to a development narrative from Aberdeen Management & Development L.L.C., the developer; and RKAA Architects, the applicant.

“The plan for vehicular circulation and loading activity was specifically designed to have the least impact on adjacent residential uses. The building is sited to provide greater landscape setbacks to the north and east, creating the greatest buffer possible for the benefit of the surrounding residents,” the development narrative states.