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Storage containers, buildings in the city's crosshairs

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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The City of Greer is amending its ordinance on storage containers and buildings. The City Planning Commission approved new text Monday and City Council will have two readings to approve it.
 
 

City of Greer

The City of Greer is amending its ordinance on storage containers and buildings. The City Planning Commission approved new text Monday and City Council will have two readings to approve it.

 

 

Storage containers and storage buildings are in the crosshairs of the City of Greer. The issue is among several city council targeted during its summer retreat.

A text amendment was adopted by the City Planning Commission Monday to further define and regulate the use and safety of storage containers and storage property throughout the city limits.

Commissioners unanimously, 7-0, approved new descriptions of what type storage facilities are allowed and under what conditions they will be permitted in residential areas of the city.

Glenn Pace, Planning and Zoning Coordinator for the city, received the city attorney’s revisions at 5:09 p.m., and hurriedly forwarded them to commissioners for the 6 p.m. meeting.

Commissioner Brian Martin said, “Nothing in the provision allows or disallows the size of containers and we want to regulate them. We don’t want the 18-foot trailer containers but they can be pods allowed for a short period of time.”

Pace said, “We want to make sure neighborhoods aren’t cluttered with containers. Industrial is OK but stacking height will be two containers.”

Commissioner Don Foster clarified storage containers no bigger than 400 square feet and cumulative containers on one site adhere to that measure.

Pace said once city council passes the measure in two readings property owners with containers “who are non-compliant will be served to make compliant.”

• A proposed Hartwood Lake development on South Suber Road was approved for rezoned R-12, and a second phase at O’Neal Village was tabled.

Four parcels of land at 445, 431, 421, all on South Suber Road is the site for 64 a single-family home development. Mark III Properties was asking for R-10 for 77 lots but commissioners agreed the land was not conducive to that density.

Two houses are located on the properties and Emmanuel Baptist Church is selling two acres to the developer, according to the proposal. City Council must approve the zoning request in two readings.

• Commissioners tabled a request for a final plan development at O’Neal Village for approximately 80 homes on 21 acres near the intersection of Highway 101 and O’Neal Church Road.

An applicant is required to appear before commissioners to present their request. Commissioner Kevin Tumblin is an engineer associated with the development but could not present for conflict of interest. He did not vote on the motion to table.

 

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