Developer submits plans to revamp old Roanoke Kmart property
Kmart closed in 2017
ROANOKE, Va. – What used to be a Kmart in Roanoke could be given a second life.
Phoenix Partners LLC submitted a special exception application to the city of Roanoke to turn the property on Franklin Road, into an indoor climate-controlled self-storage building.
The plan includes details to update the exterior of the building to "update the 1970's era architecture to create a modern, attractive building that will project vibrance in the immediate area."
Unlike in some self-storage areas, the users of this facility would only have access to units from inside the building, the application states
The application also states that, since self-storage has a very low-impact land use with minimal
parking requirements and traffic generation, nearly 4 acres of existing asphalt parking lot can be reclaimed on the site for future development.
A public hearing about the proposal is set for Aug. 8.
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