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Danville: Planning Commission to vote on proposed self-storage facility downtown

Original post made on Apr 26, 2022

The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to consider approving the final measures necessary to allow for a proposed self-storage facility within a downtown business area designated for office use.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 25, 2022, 4:01 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Diablo
on Apr 26, 2022 at 8:23 am

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A Self Storage facility at the forefront of the town of Danville would be a terrible use of land, both functionally and aesthetically. Hopefully this will not pass!

Posted by Steve Westcott
a resident of Danville
on Apr 26, 2022 at 8:45 am

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So this is what we want people to see when they come down Diablo Road into the downtown area? Are you kidding? You have empty storefronts all over downtown because the rent is sick but a self-storage facility fits the bill for what Danville NEEDS? Really?

Posted by Robin Taylor
a resident of Danville
on Apr 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm

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I agree with the first two comments. Self storage is not a good use of downtown space. Downtown should be about generating the ambiance of foot traffic. How many people are going to come to look at their stuff in storage?

Posted by Ty Webb
a resident of Danville
on Apr 28, 2022 at 5:15 pm

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To the three commenters above clearly you didn’t do any research based on the article. The current structure is totally hidden on Diablo Road and it’s a dilapidated abandoned building for the most part. Many businesses in Danville have a need for storage. think retailers that need to store inventory, or law firms that need to store files, or restaurants that need to store catering equipment, or construction companies that need to store materials. All of these businesses can utilize the storage space at a cheaper rent then having bigger spaces where their businesses are located that’s a good thing. The building isn’t even visible on Diablo Road and when it’s built it’ll look like an office building anyway so what’s the big issue?

Posted by Cvcakim
a resident of Danville
on May 2, 2022 at 8:17 am

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Ty, I completely agree with your comments. As the owner of several buildings in historic downtown Danville and just a few blocks away from the proposed storage facility, I find its design to be thoughtfully done and a good addition to the area. I hope the town votes to approve the project. To those who disagree, please take the time to look at the plans and reconsider your opinions if for no other reason than to educate yourself on how to develop informed opinions about the brief headlines you read. For this proposed building see:
Web Link

Posted by Chris Koenig
a resident of Danville
on May 2, 2022 at 9:57 am

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Thanks Ty and Cvcakim. I am one of the owners/developers of this project and you both are spot on with the need for storage by local businesses and people working from home. My partners and I are really looking forward to contributing to the downtown Danville business community.
The Planning Department worked well with us to design a Class-A looking building that will fit in nicely with the neighboring office buildings.
If anyone has any questions or wants to look at the building/plans, etc feel free to contact me: 925-314-3849 or [email protected]

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