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The Importance of Knowing the Zoning Regulations When Planning to Develop a Self-Storage Site.

By Ed Clement

Be prepared to ask the following questions:

 What municipality has zoning authority over the site?

 What departments have authority over zoning?

 What is the proper zoning for self-storage?

 If a zone change or variance is needed what is the process?

After the correct zoning is known, you will need to understand the requirements that will affect the layout and design of the facility.

This information will be very useful when drawing up your preliminary site plan.

 What are the required building setbacks?

 What is the maximum building coverage ratio?

 What are the parking requirements?

 Is green space required?

 Are there any requirements for driveways such as widths or the material used?

 Are there any construction restrictions that dictate the appearance of the property?

This initial meeting should provide you with an understanding of the likelihood of being able to develop a self-storage facility on the site.

The Storage Authority team is excited to guide you on your journey to becoming self-storage owners.

Let's build one for you or convert your existing facility to the Elite Storage Authority brand!

Is it time for you to learn more? I would be happy to have a 15-minute call and review the highlights of how Storage Authority can help make your self-storage goal a reality.

Ed 727-946-0745

Ed Clement is a franchise director at Storage Authority. One of his passions and responsibilities is helping franchisees find land by sharing how to find land both online and offline. Ed has a strong background in real estate, investment banking, and management consulting. He is available at or 727 946 0745 to answer your questions and share the Storage Authority Franchise opportunity.


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