, Derry, New Hampshire

May 8, 2014

Derry conservation officials hear storage plan

By Julie Huss

---- — DERRY — The Conservation Commission heard preliminary plans about a proposed self-storage unit on Windham Road.

Engineer Eric Mitchell came before the commission April 28 to offer an early look at a plan to build a new self-storage building on a parcel that already has an existing storage building at 125 Windham Road.

The business, now known as Granite Clover Self-Storage, has six existing buildings and an office building/apartment on site. The new plan would add a 30,000-square-foot building on an adjacent vacant parcel.

Conservation Commission members typically hear development plans as they go through the town process for approval, spending time on any wetland impacts or other land issues as the plan moves forward.

Mitchell provided some details about where the new building would be placed on the lot and where landscaping buffers would be.

Windham Road resident Maureen Rose told officials she could see the existing self-storage building from her back yard. In the past, she said, there have been some issues in her neighborhood with drainage and water as the property was developed.

Rose urged the commission to pay attention to these details when hearing more about the plan. The commission plans to do a site walk on the property.

“I’m thrilled you are going to do a site walk,” Rose said. “This means a lot to me; there is a lot of wildlife down there. It’s a beautiful neighborhood.”

Rose said she has already planted trees to create her own landscaping buffer to keep her property set apart from the storage units.