Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Developers Propose Large Self-Storage Complex in New Windsor

Developers are proposing to build a 95,400 square-foot self-storage complex consisting of five separate buildings in New Windsor. Representatives of the developers will appear before the New Windsor Zoning Board tomorrow night to request variances for the proposed facility.

The Farrell Building Company, which is being represented by JMC Engineering, is proposing to build the complex at 274-278 Windsor Highway. The property is just south of the intersection of Willow Lane, located across from Orange County Pools & Spas. It was previously the site of Lander Paving, a residential property, and the site of the former Barry’s Automotive.

Representatives of the developers appeared before the New Windsor Planning Board last month. The matter was referred to the Zoning Board for a preliminary meeting to discuss a maximum height variance as well as a floor area ratio variance. The Zoning Board meeting will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, March 27, 2023 in the courtroom at the New Windsor Town Hall.

The application to the Planning Board proposes demolishing the existing commercial buildings and a single family dwelling located on the site. The developers would then build a 95,400 square foot self-storage facility consisting of five separate buildings.

A proposed building at the front of the site, closest to Windsor Highway, would be three stories consisting of 26,000 square feet of space on each floor. The building would consist of interior storage units with a loading zone under a covered space in the front.

The remaining four buildings would be one-story and 4,500 square feet each. They would each align in the back of the site.

Engineers are proposing a total of 12 parking spaces surrounding the larger building, including five spaces near the office in front of the building plus an additional group of parking spaces in the rear. The one-story buildings would be drive-ups for loading and unloading purposes.

The Planning Board declared the site plan application “incomplete” and referred the developers to the Zoning Board to first obtain necessary variances.

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