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Local News

New building planned for Algonquin storage facility

ALGONQUIN – A revamped storage facility is planned along Algonquin Road.

Phil Murphy, the owner of Next Door Self Storage at 1910 E. Algonquin Road, plans to demolish an existing office building and construct a new three-story building.

The 30,000 square-foot facility would be a climate controlled storage building with an office.

The building is planned to have a stone base and brick for the majority of the wall area, according to village documents.

Over time, another climate-controlled building at the rear of the property might be constructed. It would be 22,000 square feet and have the same architectural features as the 30,000-square-foot building.

The parking lot and driveway on the site are planned to be redone for the new building, village documents say.

According to village documents, Murphy has tenants using storage spaces within the building slated for demolition on month-to-month leases. The business would work to relocate any remaining users before tear down.

Algonquin Senior Planner Katie Parkhurst said there are four or five storage garages within the building planned for demolition.

Parkhurst said there are still adjustments being made to the plans including making sure enough landscaping is planned to screen the outdoor vehicle storage.

Storage of the boats and recreational vehicles is planned to be phased out over the next couple of years, Parkhurst said.

Parkhurst added no indoor vehicle storage is planned for the future at the facility.

Next Door Storage does rent U-Haul trucks and plans to continue that service.

No timeline for the work has been established, Parkhurst said.

Village Board members on Tuesday approved the construction plans for Next Door Storage.

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