Frazer supervisors considering approval of self-storage business off Butler-Logan Road
A hearing to determine whether a self-storage business can be established in Frazer will be continued in early November.
Officials heard testimony Tuesday night on a proposal by Sam and Rachel Sack to construct a four-building, 70-unit facility along Peachtree Lane off Butler-Logan Road.
Tentatively to be known as Frazer Self-Storage, the property is less than a mile from the Pittsburgh Mills mall, toward Springdale.
The area is zoned Residential-Agricultural and is also an overlay district, necessitating the need for conditional use approval.
The Sacks had to address 25 concerns issued by township engineer Dan Martone such as lighting description, road maintenance, grading and stormwater management.
The self-storage facility would be open from dawn to dusk. Lessees would enter via a security keypad that would activate a gate.
Security cameras are planned for the premises.
“We will have decorative fencing in the front and a buffer zone toward the residences,” Sam Sack said.
Resident Mike Hensel expressed several concerns such as stormwater erosion and runoff, visibility pulling out onto Butler-Logan Road and an existing road maintenance agreement between the five residences on Peachtree that does not address businesses on the private lane.
Sam Sack offered to maintain the first 200 feet of Peachtree.
But Frazer Solicitor Timothy Bish suggested the Sacks meet with the neighbors and draw up an amended maintenance agreement. Township officials also need to review an adjusted site plan that was entered as the hearing started.
If all the concerns haven’t been addressed by the hearing date, Nov. 5, the township supervisors might delay a decision until their next meeting Dec. 3.
“It’s clear this hearing has to be continued,” Bish said. “After all testimony, supervisors have up to 45 days to make a final decision.”
The planning commission gave tentative approval in September, based on the township engineer’s concerns being met.
Construction would take about three weeks.
George Guido is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.