Denver Bans New Self-Storage Near Light-Rail Stations

On May 20, 2018, the Denver City Council banned the construction of self-storage facilities within one-quarter mile of any RTD (Regional Transportation District) light-rail train station with an unanimous vote. Industrial areas are exempted. The ban extends to suburban areas in addition to the downtown Main Street zones.

City council member Mary Beth Susman says the ban is meant to ensure that any new development is “pedestrian-oriented and friendly to people. Mini-storage just doesn’t do that. They’re sort of dead zones. There’s nothing for people to do there.”

Council Member Kevin Flynn states the May 20th vote “preserves areas near mass transit for higher-density residential and people-oriented uses, rather than taking up space with basically very inactive uses.”

As many have pointed out, self-storage facilities are terrible uses of the commercial space. We at XS Spaces want to help neighborhoods preserver their character by allowing them to use rent their unused space for storage. Why let your money go to some self-storage facility?

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