For those keeping tabs on the Powell side of the neighborhood, we’ve just learned of plans to develop 900 units of…
Yes, self-storage. 900 units.
Let that sink in.
Where, you ask?
6025 SE Powell Boulevard, currently known as Dennis’ 7 Dees Garden Center.
It was this time last year that we posted about the 2-acre landscaping and garden center dividing its property for some kind of development. At the time, the proposal was to split the property, leaving half to remain as a garden center and the other divided into 9 sub-lots. It was presumed those 9 sub-lots would then be developed into homes to neighbor the remaining nursery.
A year later, the 9-lot subdivision appears to be morphing into plans for a three-story self-storage building. According to the city’s Early Assistance Intake list for the week, the three-story development would have 900 self-storage units and include parking and landscaping. It is not clear whether this development is tied to the subdivision application from last year, and, as such, we don’t know if the project is to encompass only part of the original 7 Dees property or a much larger portion. Hopefully we’ll learn soon what will become of the nursery.