Self storage facilities will not be permitted along Route 7\u2019s business zone in Branchville. That was the result of a pre-submission concept meeting for a multi-unit self storage facility at 71 Ethan Allen Highway \u2014 the lot next to Keane\u2019s Autoworks \u2014 that went in front of the Planning and Zoning Commission on Dec. 18. \u00a0 \u201cWe\u2019re proposing a climate-controlled, three-story building, or four stories, whatever\u2019s allowed,\u201d said Robert Gorman, who represents a buyer interested in the property. Durant Party Rentals currently leases the property at 71 Ethan Allen Highway, just north of the Little Pub and the Route 7 and Route 102 intersection. Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Mucchetti said the town would have to change its regulations to allow self storage facilities in the B1 business zone, and that doing so would open the door to an influx of self-storage developments. \u201cSo what you\u2019re asking us to do is to allow self storage in the B1 zone to accommodate this one particular piece of property on Route 7\u2026 but it would also open up\u201d the rest of the zone to self storage, Mucchetti said. \u201cHow do we feel about that?\u201d she asked the commission. \u201cNot good,\u201d said Commissioner John Katz. Gorman argued the town is currently underserved by self-storage facilities. \u201cThat\u2019s partially due to the Northeast, because in the Northeast we have basements,\u201d he said. The commission didn\u2019t bite. Commissioner Bob Cascella said he was concerned that a \u201cbig ugly building\u201d would mark the entrance to the town. \u201cThat\u2019s ugly to you?\u201d asked Gorman, holding up a rendering of the facility. \u201cThe answer to that is yes,\u201d said Katz. Mucchetti said the commission wants village buildings \u2014 not \u201cindustrial.\u201d \u201cIt\u2019s not the property itself, it\u2019s opening it up to a use in the B1 zone,\u201d she added.