Storage expansion project OK’d in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — The city Planning Board on Tuesday approved City Line Storage’s expansion project on North Perry Street.

“The building inspector can issue his necessary building permit,” said board Chairman Peter K. Smith.

Action by the board at City Hall followed a public hearing, during which there were no speakers.

The expansion project at 580 N. Perry St. is being done by Marbeck City Line, LLC. The City Line Storage parcel totals 2.12 acres and the amount disturbed will be about 25 percent. There will be three units that will be erected at the site. Snyder Avenue will be used for access to the site. One new key pad-activated movable gate will be installed, as well as a chain-link fence around the entire perimeter.

The planning board in December declared itself lead environmental agency for the state Environmental Quality Review for the project. On Tuesday, the board issued a “negative declaration” for the project, as the project has no significant environmental impact.

Smith said Marbeck’s project was reviewed in December by the Fulton County Planning Board. He said that body declared “no regional implication, no recommendation.”

Engineer Darrin Romeyn told the city board last month that City Line Storage is a totally controlled access facility.

He said the project involves units that will be arranged so there is a 20-foot unit access between buildings and there will be a 24-foot turning isle on the north and south sides of the units. Bollards will be installed on the corners of all proposed units, so no vehicles collide with the new units/buildings.

Romeyn said there will exist a gentle runoff from the site to drain stormwater.

Development of Lot 3 will be consistent with the materials and appearance of Lots 1 and 2. Construction and development will improve the aesthetics of the surrounding parcels and not disturb homeowners located along the road, a project narrative said.

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