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Posted on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

Planners expected to revisit Lyndon Township storage facility special land use

By Lisa Allmendinger

The Lyndon Township Planning Commission is expected to discuss a revised proposal for a self-storage facility at its regular meeting Thursday night.

The planners held a special meeting last month to discuss a plan from Ronny Hamama, who owns a party store and gas station near the site. Residents from both Lyndon and Dexter townships filled the meeting room, many of whom expressed concerns about the proposal.

Hamama said he has collected signatures of numerous people from the surrounding area who are in favor of the proposal.

The original proposal included eight buildings, an office and a manager’s residence at 9750 Stofer Road and was planned in three phases.

Hamama’s planned commercial establishment is an allowed use on the rural residential zoned land. Click here to see the rural residential zoning ordinance and click here to see the special land use portion of the township’s zoning ordinance.

The township’s Planning Commission tabled a decision on the request after about 2 1/2 hours of discussion and public comment last month to allow the applicant to submit a revised plan that, among other things, will be more harmonious with the surrounding residential area.

Planning Commissioners wanted a better handle on what the units would look like, how well they could be buffered from the nearby homes and how they would be placed on the parcel.

The meeting will take place at Lyndon Township Hall, 17751 N. Territorial beginning at 7 p.m.

Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for She can be reached at



Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 1:13 p.m.

Pizza was "offered" to those attending! We don't want our rural land used for tacky city-type buildings. It doesn't fit in here, nor will it be used, nor is it welcome.

Lake Trout

Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 2:32 p.m.

I'll bet you are wrong about not being used or welcomed mermaid72. Build it and they will come... I do agree they are not the nicest looking buildings though..