Storage unit business in Albion plans another expansion on Countyhouse Road

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 February 2023 at 12:36 pm

ALBION – The owner of a storage business is planning three more buildings at the site on West Countyhouse Road which will add 138 more units.

David Hill has the Orleans County Planning Board’s support for the project. The board on Thursday recommended the Town of Albion approve the site plan and permit for the project.

Hill in October 2020 opened Orleans Storage with 107 units at three buildings on West Countyhouse Road in Albion, just east of Route 98at Orleans Self Storage. He expanded the site last year and is 77 percent full with 221 units.

He wants to get the new buildings done to meet the growing demand. Hill told the Planning Board he doesn’t anticipate doing another expansion after this one.

There are currently five storage buildings at the site. The new buildings will be 230 feet long. One will be 30 feet wide and the other two will be 25 feet wide. The three new buildings will add 138 more units.

“He’s been quite successful filling these spaces on his property,” said Dan Strong, Albion code enforcement officer and County Planning Board member. “We’ve never received a complaint about it.”

Hill said most of the customers are local residents. He said he appreciates the community support and the cooperation from the local governments.

In another decision, the Planning Board voted to support a permit and the site plan for farm labor housing in Kendall at 1561 Norway Rd.

Zingler Farms will convert an existing single-family residence into living space for farm workers.