Board ap­proves build­ing up­grades

Times Chronicle & Public Spirit - - FRONT PAGE - By Natalya Bu­cuy

WARMIN­STER >> Warmin­ster Board of Su­per­vi­sors re­viewed and ap­proved two land de­vel­op­ment plans at its Sept. 20 meet­ing.

The first con­sid­er­a­tion was of a con­di­tional pre­lim­i­nary/ fi­nal ap­proval for the prop­erty lo­cated at 273 County Line Road, near the in­ter­sec­tion of County Line Road and Park Ave.

Paragon Stor­age, LLC plans to de­mol­ish ex­ist­ing build­ing on the five-acre prop­erty and con­struct two self-stor­age build­ings. The build­ings will stand one story and three sto­ries high, mea­sur­ing 14,475 and 88,140 square feet, re­spec­tively. The re­de­vel­oped prop­erty will have sev­eral drive­ways built in, an exit to Park Ave, and a 45-space park­ing lot.

The stor­age fa­cil­ity will em­ploy two em­ploy­ees and some main­te­nance per­son­nel. Ac-

cord­ing to the board mem­bers Paragon Stor­age LLC is the largest stor­age com­pany in the United States.

The board mem­bers ex­pressed their sup­port for the project, but asked the ap­pli­cant to work with the town­ship en­gi­neer to come up with a land­scap­ing plan for the prop­erty to make it aes­thet­i­cally ap­peal­ing.

Dur­ing the meet­ing the su­per­vi­sors also ap­proved the re­de­vel­op­ment plan for the for­mer Warmin­ster Delux Car Wash lo­cated at 90 York Road, at the in­ter­sec­tion of York Road and Sec­ond Av­enue. The prop­erty has housed a car wash since the 1960s, but the re­cent owner closed the busi­ness more than a year ago. Le­vit­town Car Wash bought the prop­erty with the plans to re­model and re­open the fa­cil­ity.

The con­di­tional waiver the su­per­vi­sors ap­proved al­lows the ap­pli­cant to re­move two ex­ist­ing sheds on the prop­erty, re­con­fig­ure the build­ing, and mod­ern­ize and up­grade the fa­cil­ity. Park­ing Spa­ces ad­ja­cent to vacu­ums is one of the up­grades planned for the project. The new owner will also add a sound bar­rier fence to di­min­ish the sounds for the com­fort of nearby neigh­bor­ing res­i­dents.

“I think that is great that the busi­ness is re­open­ing. There seems to be a boom in car washes lately, so there are never enough op­tions.” said su­per­vi­sors Chair­man Mark McKee.

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