Developer plans third storage center in borough

March 03, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro developer and Realtor Ronnie Martin is planning a third set of storage units similar to one in operation on State Hill Road and to one he has under construction at the intersection of South Potomac Street and Madison Avenue, according to documents dropped off Wednesday in the Borough Hall.

Kevin Grubbs, head of borough engineering, said the plans will come before the Waynesboro Planning Commission on March 14. They also have to be sent to the Franklin County Planning Commission for review.

If the Waynesboro Planning commission approves the project, it will be sent to the Waynesboro Borough Council with a recommendation for approval. The borough council has final say in such matters.


The plan calls for four storage buildings to be built on 1.8 acres that Martin said he bought on East Sixth Street between Church and Ringgold streets.

The site, now a vacant lot, was once a parking lot for a nearby manufacturing plant.

The property is zoned industrial. Martin does not have to seek a rezoning of the site, officials said.

Martin's plans also call for a single-family apartment to be built above one of the storage units, similar in design to his other two facilities.

According to the plans, the owner of the East Sixth Street property is Polk County Development LLC.

Martin's project under construction on South Potomac Street is called Red Roof 2. It sits on 4.6 acres and is larger than the one proposed for East Sixth Street.

The East Sixth Street project will be called Red Roof 3, according to the plans.

The original Red Roof Storage facility at 105 State Hill Road was approved by the planning commission in 2000.

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