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Commissioners postpone decision on storage facility
Forsyth County

Forsyth County commissioners decided not to make a decision yet for a south Forsyth development after hearing from the business and neighbors.

During a work session last week, the board decided to postpone a final decision until their Oct. 5 meeting for a request to approve building and development plans for an application for Your Extra Attic, a proposed storage facility at 6075 Post Road.

The development is proposed at the east side of Post Road and south side of Majors Road, which is across the street from Vickery Village. Residents from the neighborhood voiced their displeasure with the zoning. 

“My concern with this particular application is it seems to be a setback,” said George Wilson, a Vickery resident. “We’ve all acknowledged the kind of architectural feel that is in the Vickery-Polo [Club] area.”

One speaker said neighbors were split on what should go in the property buy were opposed to the storage facility. Another said she had recently moved to the area and had no issues finding storage. 

Ethan Underwood, the zoning attorney representing the community, said he had reached out to the Vickery’s homeowners’ association but was not contacted back and that he is willing to work with neighbors on the project.

On June 30, a stop work order was issued for the development. At that time, Commission Chairman Todd Levent indicated the use was too extreme for an out parcel. Underwood said he found out about the order through social media. 

The property was originally zoned in 1988 and is tied to a nearby fitness facility. The sides disagreed on the bearing of previous conditions on the property. 

Your Extra Attic has locations in Acworth, Johns Creek, Roswell, Suwanee, Vinings and Windward Parkway.