A new self-storage facility has been proposed for Manlius Center Road, on a vacant parcel adjacent to Minoa Fire Station #2.
The self-storage facility would require a zone change from Commercial-A to Commercial-B. Prior to the town of Manlius modifying its zoning codes last year, drive-in self-storage facilities were prohibited in commercial zones and were only allowed in industrial zones. The corridor where the business is planned is currently a mix of commercial zones and neighborhood shopping zones.
Matt Napierala, an engineer representing G&T Properties, said the facility would feature six buildings. The building at the front of the property would be climate controlled and be constructed parallel to the road and feature an aesthetically pleasing façade, he said. It would also block the view of the other storage buildings, which would be traditional outdoor self-storage buildings with overhead doors.
Before making a decision on the zone change, the Manlius Town Board will seek a recommendation from the town planning board and hold a public hearing, which is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 10.