featured P&Z approves U-Haul facility Jan 30, 2019 Jan 30, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save By Jeanie HankinsPublisherA proposed new U-Haul facility gained initial approval from the Town of Wickenburg Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday evening. A mini-warehouse, automobile rental and retail facility will be situated on approximately 16 acres, owned by Woody Grantham, at the northwest corner of U.S. 93 and Scenic Loop Road, adjacent to the cell phone tower, which is disguised as a water tank near the entrance to Wickenburg Ranch. The U-Haul proposal was considered last month by P&Z, and was tabled due to several concerns raised by nearby residents.Since then, town staff researched traffic capacity, road width, drainage and fencing. A few neighbors spoke on Thursday in opposition to the planned commercial development so close to their neighborhood, but in the end P&Z commissioners found the plan is in accordance with the commercial zoning on the property.The site plan depicts several buildings with western facades. The primary structure is two stories, built into a steep hill, so the top story is visible from the highway but the bottom story is somewhat hidden, according to the application. Four shaded vehicle storage structures are planned near the center of the property. In the corners of the property the plan calls for 11 rectangular enclosed storage unit buildings of various sizes.The plans for parking spaces, lighting, landscaping and other specifics are in compliance with Town of Wickenburg technical standards, according to Planner Omar Smailbegovic.Next, U-Haul will submit civil and construction plans. Town staff will review the plans and ensure compliance with all standards. Review of plans usually takes less than two months if everything goes smoothly, but the process may take longer as Arizona Department of Transportation will also need to review the plans due to the project’s proximity to U.S. 93, according to Smailbegovic. If all goes as planned the facility will open in 2020. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Latest News 1 dead, 1 injured in US 93 crash north of Wickenburg COVID-19 Five confirmed cases; Town backs off after gov reverses stance GFWC garners eight first-place awards at state convention Yarnell community center seeking executive director Stage 2 fire restrictions effective as of May 15 Chamber continues to prioritize business WHS to honor Class of 2020 with lighting ceremony today Census reminding households to respond Most Popular Articles Images Videos Commented Articles1 dead, 1 injured in US 93 crash north of WickenburgCOVID-19 Update: Five test positive at WCH; town backs off enforcement; facilities reopenCOVID-19 Five confirmed cases; Town backs off after gov reverses stanceTown now butt of national criticism due to ignorancePolice ReportBrush fire contained near WickenburgDiane Lee BellTown declines to file against 3 businesses that defied governor’s ordersStage 2 fire restrictions effective as of May 15Yarnell community center seeking executive director Images Videos CommentedSorry, there are no recent results for popular commented articles.