Galloway and Hall roads
Neighbors object to storage units at intersection
Members of the Westland Area Commission don’t know whether a storage unit facility will be built on farmland near the intersection of Galloway and Hall roads, but residents who attended the group’s Sept. 18 meeting said they oppose any such project.
“I live adjacent to the property,” Gary Carter said. “I got signatures of neighbors and business owners that are opposed.
“I believe there is something better that can go in there than storage units.”
WAC member Mike McKay said he has not heard of any movement on the construction of a storage unit facility.
“I know that the developer asked how the commission would view it and the feedback was, we are hesitant,” McKay said. “The developer said he would take a closer look to see if that’s the best property and he said that in his opinion, it was the perfect location.”
He said his last communication with the developer took place in the spring. Since then, the commission has not heard anything else about it.
McKay said he made sure the developer knew the proper procedures of how to go about obtaining the property.
“He asked me what the next steps were,” he said. “I told him he needs to submit an application with the city. I gave him contacts and that’s the last I’ve heard.”
McKay said the developer would not have an easy process and would really have to be committed to getting his project done.
“He has to have plans and he has to have money,” he said. “It probably does require a rezoning.”
McKay told Carter to hang on to his list of names because it might come in handy in the future.
“You should continue to do what you are doing and keep in touch,” McKay said. “Hold on to your list and show up when the time is right.”
Carter said he doesn’t object to development on the site; however, he said a storage facility would attract business at all hours.
“In my opinion, maybe a medical facility would be good for that location,” Carter said. “It wouldn’t have the night traffic. A storage facility would be at all hours.”
The next WAC meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital on West Broad Street.