Zoning

A 3.6-acre lot north of Webbs Road on the east side of Little Fork Cove Road in Denver is the proposed site of a new self-storage facility. 

1. Two more Denver self-storage facilities have been proposed

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved the construction of a self-storage facility on Optimist Club Road, across from the Airlie Business Park, in May. Two similar requests will be brought before the board during its Aug. 5 meeting. The first, a conditional-use permit request from Lake Vision Development, would allow the facility to be built on a vacant 2.6-acre lot on the west side of N.C. 16 Business, north of the Commerce Drive intersection. A site plan submitted by the applicant calls for 186 10x20 storage units and 21 10x10 units when built out.

2. The other request is more complicated

The other request, submitted by Tim and Marian Dellinger, seeks to rezone 3.6 acres from residential-single family to conditional zoning general business. The property is on the east side of Little Fork Cove Road, north of the Webbs Road intersection. A site plan submitted by the applicants calls for 120 storage units initially, with the remaining space to be used for boat and RV parking. If the plan is approved, the Dellingers also plan to build their personal home on the property. A community meeting in May revealed concerns from neighbors, including the possibility of increased criminal activity in the area due to the facility. The county planning and inspections staff has recommended denial of the request, citing the county’s Land Use Plan, which designates the area as residential. The only non-residential zoning in the immediate area is for a concrete plant and commercial building on adjoining property that were built prior to the enactment of zoning in the area in 1993. The staff’s recommendation identified Little Fork Cove Road as a “local neighborhood road with narrow shoulders that is not an appropriate location for commercial development.” If approved, the property could only be developed for a self-storage facility.

3. The Woof Den in Denver wants to amend its CUP

The Woof Den, a cageless kennel that provides boarding, daycare and grooming services for dogs, received its conditional use permit in 2004. If approved, the amendment would permit construction of a 2,400-square-foot building behind the existing facility on N.C. 16 Business, near Lincoln Charter School. The proposed building would serve as an additional indoor play area for dogs at The Woof Den.

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