Self-Storage Facility Proposed in Place of Nanuet Holiday Inn
by Rockland Daily Staff
Developers need new approval to build a self-storage facility on the 6.6-acre Thruway Plaza Shopping Center on Route 59.
The Town of Clarkstown Planning Board approved the original proposal last October, allowing developers to build a five-story, 121-room Holiday Inn Express and a QuickChek with gas pumps. The approval process took two and a half years. It required three buffer variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals and a special use permit from the Town Board for the gas station.
The land, renamed Gateway Commons of Nanuet, is owned by Thruway Plaza of Rockland Associates in partnership with the Goldstein, Yassky, and Kirchner families. Developers want to scrap the original plans and construct a 115,000-square-foot, four-story self-storage facility in place of the Holiday Inn and gas station. Self-storage is allowed in the retail-shopping zone.
The new plan includes a more significant footprint of around 28,000 square feet compared to the proposed 13,000 square feet. This will trigger a new SEQR review before the Planning Board.