Urbanization, common to the western shore, is encroaching on Kent Island as witnessed by the proposed Public Storage Building in Chester, adjacent to the Cross Island Trail near Rt. 50.

The building is a massive structure (156,000 square foot); four stories high, 130 feet wide by 300 feet long (imagine a football field) with a roof peak at 56 feet. The monolithic structure will loom over the Cross Island Trail, draw attention from Route 50, and will leave the impression to our community and travelers that our county is not committed to preserving its vulnerable protected Critical Areas or maintaining its recreational and rural character.

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