CAMDEN, NJ—A proposal to bring six storage units to S.10th Street was approved by the city zoning board on Monday night.

The applicant, Joseph Seward of Camden, was seeking a use variance and site plan approval to build and install the six units on the corner of S. 10th and Fairmount streets. Seward also owns 18 storage units along Everett Street.

The lot, located at 1477 S. 10th St., is located in a residential zone and is currently vacant. The lot has a frontage of 20 feet along S. 10th Street, and has a depth of 69 feet. The pre-fabricated units will be installed along the wall of a home located at 1479 S. 10th St.

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The application first came before the zoning board on July 2, when it was carried to the Aug. 6 meeting so the applicant could present more photos of the area to the zoning board.

Seward said the 18 existing storage units are all in use, and that the addition would be a benefit to the neighborhood.

“It's a big help to a lot of the Camden residents, it keeps them here in Camden … and it's a help to the neighborhood too,” Seward said at Monday’s meeting.

The zoning board also approved a use variance for the conversion of the single-family home located in the Waterfront South neighborhood at 521 Ferry Ave. into a multi-family, four-unit building. The 3,200 square foot dwelling has been vacant for years, according to the applicant Kevin Mitchell, of Sewell.

“Our plan is to make the place better,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell said the plan is to have a one-bedroom unit and a two-bedroom unit on the first floor, a two-bedroom unit on the second floor and a one-bedroom unit on the third floor.

The zoning approved the variance request on the condition that the applicant appear before the planning board to consolidate the lot the home is on with the lot to the rear of the property to be used for parking.