New Kent Supervisors approve Lanexa mini-storage CUP

NEW KENT – A mini-storage facility in Lanexa is one step closer to becoming a reality.

The New Kent County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 13) to approve a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application for a mini-storage facility in Lanexa.

The CUP project, proposed by Monte Brown (JackAss Flats), would build 40 self-storage units, as well as dry storage for boats and RVs, at the intersection of Route 60 and Rockahock Road (3201 and 13208 Rockahock Road).

Brown intends on building the facility on a four-acre parcel zoned commercial, which has two existing buildings, once used for short-term residential rental and store frontage.

Brown told the board that a contractor is coming to the property next month to inspect the two buildings at which time he will determine if the infrastructures are solid, or if the buildings will need to be demolished.

Supervisors had little concern about the project, and noted that the mini-storage facility would improve the property.

"Whatever you put there is going to be better than what's already there," said board chairman W.R. "Ray" Davis, Jr. 

Following the board's approval of the CUP, Davis instructed Brown to "do a good job on it...we want it to look good and be successful."

The next Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. in the county administation board room.