Westford Planning Board Approves Self-Storage Facility Off Groton Road
After first appearing before Board in November, Boston land developer receives go-ahead to construct 570 self-storage units
The Westford Planning Board on Monday evening unanimously voted 5-0 to approve a proposed self-storage facility to be constructed on Commerce Way off of Groton Road.
Cathartes Private Investments (CPI), a Boston-based land developer, plans to build the 78,000 square foot self-storage facility that will house 570 units over seven buildings and an 800 square foot rental office. All of the buildings will be one-story in height.
Attorney Doug Deschenes, a partner with Deschenes & Farrell, P.C., and Andrea Tavares, a Civil Engineer with Land Tech Consultants of Westford, provided representation for CPI.
The project last appeared before the Board on February 4. Since that meeting, Deschenes and Tavares have worked diligently to address all remaining concerns raised by the Board and the Town of Westford Engineering Department.
One of the outstanding issues involved whether or not the sign for the self-storage facility would interfere with the sight distance for cars turning onto Groton Road from Commerce Way.
Tavares provided the Board with a letter and plan detailing how the proposed sign location will not interfere with the required sight distance of 500 feet in both directions along Groton Road.
Deschenes informed the Board that renters will be able to gain entry to their units 24 hours a day using an access code. The on-site office will operate typical business hours although those have yet to be determined as CPI is in the process of soliciting a self-storage company to occupy the facility.
The Planning Board will officially sign the approval at its April 1hearing in order to allow Director of Land Use Management Chris Kluchman time to draft the paperwork detailing stipulations associated with the approval.