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Denied: City Council votes down self-storage facility on Ardrey Kell Road

Charlotte City Council members vote down a proposal to build a self-storage facility next to Ardrey Kell High School.
Charlotte City Council members vote down a proposal to build a self-storage facility next to Ardrey Kell High School.

Charlotte City Council voted down a plan Monday night that would have allowed a self-storage facility at Ardrey Kell and Community House roads, next to a high school.

The plan had been hotly contested in Ballantyne. The land had been recommended for residential uses, though city staff said the self-storage facility made sense because the site would be tough to develop with houses.

Taylor/Theus Development Holdings said it wanted to build up to 105,000 square feet of climate-controlled self-storage on the site, as well as a medical office building along Ardrey Kell Road.

Neighbors filed a protest petition, which meant nine “yes” votes would been required to pass the petition. In the end, the proposal fell short of even a simple majority, with seven members (Ed Driggs, Kenny Smith, LaWana Mayfield, Vi Lyles, Julie Eiselt, Claire Fallon and Mayor Jennifer Roberts) voting no.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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