10262021 SAFStor Rendering Voorhees

A rendering of the proposed 102,350-square-foot, 812-unit storage facility on Centennial Boulevard in Voorhees.

A plan for a proposed three-story, 812-unit self-storage facility on a vacant wooded lot on Centennial Boulevard goes before the Voorhees Planning Board on Wednesday evening.

Property owner Linwood C. Gerber, president of L&L Redi Mix Inc., which is next door to the site, and SAFStor Inc., of Daytona Beach, Florida, applied to construct the 102,350-square-foot building, which would be owned and operated by SAFStor, according to documentation submitted to the Planning Board. Units would range in size from five feet by five feet to 10 feet by 30 feet.

The 5.76-acre lot is next to Chelsea Place Apartments on Centennial Boulevard and the end opposite from Centennial abuts the backyards of residences on Downing Lane. The site plan indicates that the owner expects to leave existing vegetation to the rear of the site and the development would be more than 200 feet from the backyards.

An application review letter from Planning Board engineer Rakesh R. Darji of Environmental Resolutions Inc. of Mount Laurel states the storage building is a permitted use in the zone. Variances or design waivers are sought for signs and other features.

The meeting Wednesday begins at 7 p.m. Information on the application is here. You can attend the meeting by Zoom here.


The wooded lot in the yellow box is the proposed site for the storage facility.