By Jess Baker
A huge vacant lot near Warwick’s CBD could soon be the site of an expansive storage facility.
Developer Paul Dennis said he plans to build Warwick Self Storage at 43 Percy Street, subject to approval by Southern Downs Regional Council.
“Nothing’s been approved yet, we’re just trying to change zonings at this stage,” Paul said.
“The development application is in the process.”
Neighbours of the 1.25 acre lot the development is proposed for received flyers pertaining to the structure the week before last, so that Paul could gauge their thoughts.
“We just wanted to make sure none of the neighbours were upset about it, but they seem to be happy something’s finally going in there that isn’t a wrecking yard,” Paul said.
“It’s all aesthetically pleasing and nice and quiet so hopefully they like it. The feedback has been very good.”
Paul said the storage facility – if approved by the council – will have “a bit of everything for everyone”, whether interested in commercial or domestic storage.
“It’s local, it’s in town, so the business district can use it without going outside of the town precinct,” he said.
“There’s not much there at the moment but hopefully there will be.”
Paul said local real estate agents have indicated there is a lack of storage in Warwick, particularly as more people start moving to town, so he hopes it is welcomed by residents and the council.