A plan to create an array of rental storage units will move ahead in Pelican Rapids, following several months of discussion.
The council agreed to sell a triangular parcel of city-owned land for $1 to accommodate the development, proposed by Joe Clauson.
The transfer of the odd-shaped parcel, which is essentially unbuildable at a 1/10th of an acre, follows past economic development practices. Though the parcel is not located in the industrial park, the city has sold lots in the park for a token $1—and this project follows that pattern.
Clauson has planned up to 12 temporary storage containers, which can be added and removed as needed as temporary rental storage.
The city also revised its ordinance to allow for the containers—though it will strictly be a special use permit and process.