Adelaide Metcalfe Council has approved the Site Plan Control and Development Agreement for a large self-storage site at 28708 Center Road on the west side of the Commercial Corridor near Strathroy.
The agreement for A to Z Storage Ltd has become complicated with ongoing negotiations for a municipal services agreement with the municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc. After a closed session of council to discuss negotiations, council voted unanimously on February 7 to direct the mayor to send a letter to the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc regarding service agreement negotiations at this day.
Council also unanimously approved the storage site agreement which states that if there are municipal services available for water and sewer, they must connect; otherwise it will be local maintenance.
“What we’re trying to do is enable and encourage development on Center Road while we work through this service agreement discussion with our service provider there (Strathroy-Caradoc),” said CAO Morgan Calvert.
The CAO staff report states that the property measures 1.32 hectares (3.26 acres) with a frontage of 96.6 metres. In the plans, five long rectangular buildings: a run along the center is to be built later, and four taller buildings running perpendicular to the center behind it would be first.
In the site servicing plan, there are also numerous proposed storage vaults of 819 cubic meters drawn into the south side of the property.
A to Z Storage now has one year to complete the project.