On Tuesday, the Oakley City Council will look at approving two new storage unit facilities along with a 7-Elevent Store with a gas station.
Agenda Item 4.2 states they will host a public hearing by applicant JMI Properties Corporation to build a 107,700 square foot self-storage facility which includes a 2,200 square foot office and resident managers building on a 4.7 acre vacant lot along Neroly Road near Placer drive.
According to the staff report, JMI Properties Corporation has two existing self-storage unit facilities with them being in Brentwood and the other in Pittsburg.
The staff report says that the city has received several letters and e-mails from residents that live near the proposed project. Almost all of the correspondence would indicate that the residents in the area are opposed to the project. Staff has also talked with several of the residents that live near the project site and believes the main issues can be broken down into two areas: 1) Traffic and 2) Crime.
The city council will also discuss another project involving storage units nearby which would impact the Empire Road and Laurel Road intersection.
Agenda Item 4.3 states the applicant (Oakley Gateway Self-Storage and 7 –Eleven) are seeking a General Plan amendment that would allow them to utilize the vacant 3.6 acre lot at Empire and Laurel for a 101,997 -square-foot (sf) self-storage facility including a convenience store with a six multi-product dispenser fueling station with canopy.
Staff is suggesting the council approve the action because since the relinquishment of Highway 4 from Caltrans to what now is Main Street, Laurel Road is being used more as it provides direct access to Highway 4. Currently there is no fuel option along the Laurel Road corridor and the addition of a fuel station would provide both Oakley residents and non-residents a fuel option other than what exists along Main Street.
According to the staff report, this corner has been of significant interest to the City over the past several years. This intersection is one of the more “prime” intersections in the City in terms of location, visibility and traffic counts. All of those lend to a more favorable location when you talk to national retailers and commercial developers. Although self-storage isn’t typically associated with prime commercial corners, the applicant for this project has not had success landing a deal with a national anchor for site.
If you go:
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Oakley City Council Chambers
3231 Main Street, Oakley, CA