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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020 7 months ago

Ocoee self-storage facility development moves forward

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The new facility will be built near the Aldi Grocery Store near the intersection of Good Homes Road and West Colonial Drive.
by: Eric Gutierrez Staff Writer

A development project will be bringing a new self-storage facility to the City of Ocoee.

City leaders voted unanimously during the March 17 commission meeting to approve an rezoning request related to the Shoppes at West Oaks Planned Development (PD).  The subject site — located at 9000 West Colonial Drive — is approximately 4.10 acres and contains parking, drive isles and a vacant pad next to the Aldi Grocery Store located on the property.  

Commissioners voted to approve the applicant’s request to rezone the property to planned unit development (PUD) to allow for the construction of a four-story office, retail and self-storage facility. Also included within the footprint of the project will be a small addition to the Aldi Grocery Store.

“This (property) is in a little enclave on the south side of State Road 50,” said Development Services Director Mike Rumer. “There’s one parcel left that’s about 4.10 acres. It’s the pad adjacent to the Aldi supermarket. It’s zoned C-2 (commercial).”

The entire climate-controlled, self-storage facility totals 100,396 square feet. The first floor of the new facility will include a 2,700 square-foot addition to the Aldi Grocery Store, provide 7,300 square feet of retail space along the facility and contain climate-controlled, self-storage units with drive-under access for loading and unloading purposes. The second and third floors of the facility will contain more climate-controlled, self-storage units. The fourth floor will consist of 34,332 square feet of office space and climate-controlled, self-storage units. 

“This will be similar to the storage facility on State Road 50 on the west side adjacent to (State Road) 429,” Rumer said. “It has retail lining the front, it has storage above it and outside units behind it.”

IN OTHER NEWS

Ocoee Fire Chief John Miller delivered a presentation regarding COVID-19 at the beginning of the meeting. Miller discussed how the virus is spread, symptoms, what precautions citizens should take and what precautions the city and fire department are taking to prevent the spread of the virus.

The second reading of ordinances for the West Orange Medical Center, located at 3441 and 3462 Old Winter Garden Road, has been postponed to the City Commission meeting scheduled for April 21.

The second reading of the ordinance for the Crystal Investment property, located at 1414 East Silver Star Road, has been postponed to the City Commission meeting scheduled for April 21.

Mayor Rusty Johnson announced that the city is postponing the utility cut-off date for the month of March to reduce the need for trips to city hall. Johnson also announced the following meetings and events have been canceled or postponed:

  • Red-light camera meeting scheduled for March 19 has been canceled.
  • March 24 Code Enforcement Board meeting is canceled. Cases will be continued to April 28.
  • March 26 Police Citizen Advisory Council to the Ocoee Police Department meeting is canceled.
  • March 26 Best Fest, hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, has been postponed to Oct. 8, 2020.
  • March 28 Spring Fling has been postponed with the new date to be determined.
  • April 2 Human Relations Diversity Board meeting is canceled.
  • April 8 Ocoee Youth Council meeting is canceled.
  • April 9 Ocoee Lakeshore Center Grand Re-Opening ceremony has been postponed to a future date to be determined.
  • April 11 Easter Eggstravaganza is canceled.

Eric Gutierrez is a staff writer with the West Orange Times & Observer and the West Orange Observer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a double major in Journalism and Political Science. Contact Eric at...

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