A Chicago developer has presented plans to put a massive, indoor self-storage facility in one of the area’s rapidly growing community business districts.
CIG Kenosha Self Storage, a 122,295-square-foot, climate-controlled facility, is proposed for the lone remaining lot at the Kenosha Pointe shopping center.
The five-acre parcel is located at the southeast corner of 35th Street and 57th Avenue — near the intersection of Washington Road and Green Bay Road — and is surrounded by numerous businesses, apartments, condos and single-family residences.
The concept is expected to go in front of the city’s Plan Commission on Thursday. It was initially presented to city staff in August and rejected for a conditional use permit. CIG Development is owned by Chicago resident Nickolas Zaderej.
The 43-foot building is nearly twice the height of two neighboring businesses: Aldi’s, 3524 57th Ave., and CVS, 3710 57th Ave. The zoning ordinance for B-2 Community Business District allows for structures up to 50 feet.
The business will have one full-time manager and up to two assistants.
Customers typically use the facility to store household items to protect valuables from heat, humidity and extreme cold. There is no vehicle storage.
All loading and unloading takes place inside the building. The drive aisle is 25 feet wide, which allows for a 10-foot-wide parking-loading area along with a 15-foot passing lane.
The facility would be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays during its initial leasing period.
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