November 15, 2016, by Paul bass- "Westville neighbors and city development officials got their wish: A self-storage business will not move any time soon to the neighborhood gateway at Fitch Street and Whalley Avenue. At least not the self-storage business that Stephen Zagoren’s company planned to put there. Zagoren’s Advantage Development Group had a contract to purchase the crumbling two-building 3.6-acre property along the West River at 781 Whalley and 50 Fitch. The group planned to upgrade the buildings, put in 570 self-storage units, and add other uses as well. The former Aerial Map factory and then the Community Action Agency formerly inhabited the space. (The Fitch property still has tenants.) Neighbors last week expressed concerns about the project at a civil meeting with Zagoren. City development officials have been pushing for housing or other more active uses rather than storage businesses at various industrial properties around town. Zagoren told the Independent Monday that the Whalley-Fitch deal is now off..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
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