An ordinance amending a section of the city code regarding self-storage unit facilities in commercial and industrial zoning districts was discussed at last Tuesday night’s board of aldermen meeting.

The bill stems from concern that self-storage facilities are beginning to take up prime land for commercial development.

“A couple of the planning and zoning  commission members mentioned concern about the amount of self-storage units going up in commercial districts,” said City Administrator Travis Dierker.

The facilities will still be allowed to be built in industrial districts.

A public hearing was held before the meeting, giving the public a chance to address the bill. No public comments were made.

Aldermen voted 4-0 in favor of the bill. 

The ordinance will not affect existing self-storage facilities.