Storage

A growing increase in the supply of self-storage facilities may be continuing in the city of Huntsville. 

Tonight, the Huntsville City Council will hold a public hearing on the expansion of a facility that sits just outside one of Huntsville’s newest housing developments.

A Space Place has been in operation since 2004, but it’s new owners, Spartan Investment Group, is looking to nearly double the square-footage along Hwy. 30 in western Huntsville. Under the proposal, the new owners will add 41,475 square-feet of storage to the existing 50,0940 square-foot facility. The expansion will be completed with the addition of four new buildings.

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It was approved by the Huntsville Planning Commission in March.

“Through the SIG acquisitions due diligence process, we have determined there is a substantial demand for self-storage in the Huntsville area with the added housing in the area the demand will continue to grow,” said Aaron Saunders, the director of construction for SGI in a letter to city officials. “We believe this expansion is meeting the needs of the community by providing safe self-storage for the residence of Huntsville and the surrounding areas.”

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Under the agreement with city planners, the developers have agreed to increased screening and landscaping on the public right-of-ways, among other conditions.

Those wishing to address the city council on the proposed conditional use permit can do so during the public hearing, which will be held at 6 p.m. tonight at Huntsville City Hall.

Other items on tonight’s agenda includes:

• Consideration of a budget amendment

• Adoption of an ordinance that will suspend a rate increase proposed by Centerpoint Energy Resources Corp.

• A closed-session hearing for the consideration of an appointment to the vacant city secretary position.

• A closed-session hearing to receive legal advice regarding complaints made by Jesus Rodriguez.

WATCH LIVE

A live-stream of tonight’s meeting can be found below.

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