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Self-storage facility planned near North Providence, RI
The facility will have over 40,000 square feet in eight storage structures and an office building

April 9, 2017: Property owners Douglas Avenue Associates and U.S. Development II LLC, an affiliate of the Carpionato Group LLC, have applied to build a self-storage facility on a 4-acre parcel at 1204 Douglas Ave. in North Providence, RI. 

For the project to receive approval, the town council would need to amend the comprehensive plan for the municipality, approve a zoning change to “manufacturing limited,” and grant a special-use permit within the new zone. “Self-storage is not allowed in the commercial village or commercial general zones,” town planner David Westcott, told the source.

The property owners have also asked for a rear-setback reduction from 30 to 5 feet, which would place the storage facility close to Shaw’s Supermarket. A concrete-block building currently on the property would be torn down.

The planning board will hold a public hearing about the project on April 12. The proposal will also be reviewed by the zoning board and town council.

Carpionato Group is an integrated group of commercial real estate professionals offering a variety of services. It’s development projects include hospitality, multi-family, office and retail projects, according to its website.