MGS Assists with Approvals for Self-Storage Facility on Route 100 in Somers

White Plains NY –May, 2024 – A new high-end self-storage facility will replace an eyesore on Route 100 in Somers in part thanks to White Plains law firm McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP (MGS).

Representing their client Gleneida Realty Inc., MGS worked to obtain approvals to construct a self-storage facility with parking, landscaping, and stormwater mitigation on a 2.28 acre lot at 259 Route 100 in Somers. The new, two-story self-storage facility will replace an abandoned and dilapidated house. The facility has been designed with a residential aesthetic to blend with the neighborhood. The design also preserves significant green space and screening on the property.

The site had originally been contemplated for multi-family development, but it was later determined that the new self-storage use would be a more advantageous fit.

To permit this development, MGS worked with the Town to re-zone the subject property to the Office and Light Industry District which existed on properties immediately to the south, and to obtain a zoning text amendment to include self-storage as a permitted use. The project team was also able to secure setback variances, site plan, and ground water protection overlay approvals. Final Site Plan approval for the new facility was granted February 14, 2024.

“This facility will be the first of its kind in Somers. Self-storage is a low-impact use that will provide a valuable service for town residents,’’ said MGS Partner Steven Wrabel.

“We were pleased to work on behalf of our client to obtain these approvals which resulted in the removal of an eyesore and provided a new and attractive addition on Route 100 at the gateway to the Somers Hamlet’’ said MGS Partner Linda Whitehead.

About McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP

McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP represents a diverse group of clients. MGS (including its predecessor firm) has been an integral part of the Westchester community for more than 60 years.  The firm offers a wide range of services in areas including land use, commercial and residential real estate, banking law, trusts and estates, municipal law, construction law and all types of litigation. Its clients include corporations, insurance companies, municipalities, coop, condo and homeowners’ associations, developers, golf and country clubs and not-for-profits as well as individual property owners.  Services are provided by twelve experienced attorneys.