Self-storage coming to Saluda

Published 12:41 pm Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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City approves conditional use permit for Holbert Cove Road

SALUDA—Saluda will soon have self-storage units along Holbert Cove Road. 

The Saluda Board of Commissioners met last week and after holding a public hearing, approved a conditional use permit for 1734 Holbert Cove Road. 

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The Saluda Planning and Zoning staff recommended approval, saying the proposed conditional zoning is allowed based on the city’s zoning ordinance Section 5.11 (Conditional Use Districts-C-U-C-2) and 5.14 (the table of permitted uses-self storage. The use is also consistent with the city’s 2003 comprehensive plan and consistent with the interstate Basin Overlay District. 

“It is a reasonable commercial use for the area based upon the property’s proximity to interstate highway I-26 for public access,” zoning officer Steven Orr said. 

The application was submitted by Don Mintz, who is proposing 40 mini storage units with a building size of 5,760 square feet. 

According to the Polk County Building Inspection Department, there will be three strip buildings made of 8-12 shipping containers each to be used for self-storage.