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Zoning Parking requirements for indoor storage facilities

luckless pedestrian

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Hey does anyone have a parking requirement standard that seems to work for the newer indoor climate-controlled storage facilities.

They are a little different than the standard u-store-it products because you park and go in, there is a loading area but it's not a pull-up-to-your-unit kind of thing that needs little parking at all.

Thanks in advance!
 

mendelman

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Not really, but I just use the minimum retail reg for the front counter area (as they sometimes sell packing materials, etc) and then just our 1/2000 sqft from our warehouse reg.

Then allow for a sizeable 'loading' areas.
 
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Faust_Motel

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This would be a "most industrial uses start at a baseline of 1/1000sf, but can be adjusted from there" scenario in my community. I'd use our usual calculation for the retail area.

Honestly I wonder how even remotely relevant our parking numbers are or will be in the future. Even as small amount of durable WFH/ flexible work hours is going to change peak parking demand for EVERYTHING else. (Like you can go to your storage unit at 10:00 on a Tuesday morning now because your work schedule is flexible) A conversation for another day/thread.

I'd probably want testimony from the applicant about their parking demand at other sites, if possible, or survey data from similar ones if anybody had done it.
 

NHPlanner

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Given the general lack of activity at self-storage places, we went with a very liberal requirement, and have not had any issues with them so far:
Storage, self-serve1 per 250 storage units plus 2 for employees)
 
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