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[IowaAPA] Caretaker units in commercial zones

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stroskey

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Good afternoon,

I was curious what your city's regulations are on caretaker or security units for mini-storage properties in commercial zones. We currently only allow these units in Industrial zones but have received several comments that Marshalltown is not "in line" with the majority of other Iowa cities. If you could help me out I would really appreciate it. If you don't allow them I would appreciate knowing that as well.

We are considering allowing one unit per property, viably distinguished as a residence, along with some other small requirements.

Thanks,
Stephen Troskey
City of Marshalltown
 
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ppoorman@aol.com

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Since our ordinance in Des Moines allows residential uses in Commercially zoned areas, a caretakers quarters would be allowed. And since our industrially zoned areas don't allow residential uses, the ordinance specifies that only one caretakers quarters are allowed at a site.

Let me know if you need any further information.


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From: stroskey <stroskey (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>
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Sent: Thu, Nov 5, 2009 12:40 pm
Subject: [IowaAPA] Caretaker units in commercial zones






Good afternoon,

I was curious what your city's regulations are on caretaker or security units for mini-storage properties in commercial zones. We currently only allow these units in Industrial zones but have received several comments that Marshalltown is not "in line" with the majority of other Iowa cities. If you could help me out I would really appreciate it. If you don't allow them I would appreciate knowing that as well.

We are considering allowing one unit per property, viably distinguished as a residence, along with some other small requirements.

Thanks,
Stephen Troskey
City of Marshalltown
 
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Paul Dekker

Guest
City of Urbandale prohibits living quarters, don't really see a
justification for allowing. From personal experience in addition to
City, most self-storage facilities have provisions for after-hours
access without "human intervention", some don't even have on-premise
rental/management offices due to small scale/scattered locations.



Paul Dekker



Director of Community Development

3600 86th Street

City of Urbandale, IA 50322-4057



515-331-6721

515-278-3927 (Fax)

PDekker (AT) Urbandale (DOT) org

http://www.urbandale.org/



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Of stroskey
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 12:40 PM
To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
Subject: [IowaAPA] Caretaker units in commercial zones





Good afternoon,

I was curious what your city's regulations are on caretaker or security
units for mini-storage properties in commercial zones. We currently only
allow these units in Industrial zones but have received several comments
that Marshalltown is not "in line" with the majority of other Iowa
cities. If you could help me out I would really appreciate it. If you
don't allow them I would appreciate knowing that as well.

We are considering allowing one unit per property, viably distinguished
as a residence, along with some other small requirements.

Thanks,
Stephen Troskey
City of Marshalltown
 
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