A commercial building permit has been recorded with the City of Tallahassee for a 104,000 square-foot self-storage unit to be located at 1391 Timberlane Road. The location is between Gilchrist Elementary School and the Market Square shopping center.
The property was purchased in March 2021 for $1,650,000 by Par II Storage located in Largo, Florida. Based on their website, Par II Storage specializes in building mini-storage units. The company “has built over 64 mini-storage projects and is one of the top mini-storage builders in the Southeast United States.”
An artist rendering of the project – shown above – indicates the building will be four stories. The project was valued at $6.6 million and paid approximately $36,000 in permitting fees. The project is to be completed in June 2022.
According to growth management records, the property is zoned as an Activity Center. This zoning category allows for regional sized commercial, major offices, high density residential, light industrial, light infrastructure and community facilities.
The complete description of the zoning designation is given below:
The purpose of this future land use category is primarily to provide for community wide or regional commercial activities located in proximity to multi-family housing and office employment centers. The Activity Center is intended to promote the efficiency of the transportation system by consolidating trips and discouraging unabated sprawl of commercial activities.
Planned, integrated development is required to promote synergy between the different allowable land uses. An integrated pedestrian mobility system designed to provide safe and accessible foot and bike travel between the land uses shall be stressed in granting development approvals.
Access and egress to Activity Centers as well as internal vehicle travel shall be planned in a comprehensive manner in order to facilitate traffic movement.
Allowed uses include up to regional sized commercial, major offices, high density residential (up to 45 units per acre), light industrial, light infrastructure and community facilities.
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