The developer, Morning Star Group, was given approval by the aldermen for a Conditional Use Permit to build a self-storage facility at the Jones Ferry Road intersection of N.C. 54, on the west side of Carrboro.
"Conditional Use Permits are for projects that are considered to have the most impact on the surrounding properties," said Chris Murphy, development review administrator for Carrboro.
At Tuesday's hearing, Carrboro residents living near the site voiced their concerns about the buffer area between their homes and the facility.
"I'm really concerned that no matter how hard I work, I will be looking at a barbwire fence," said Ben Salemi, whose house on Gary Road borders the building site.
But the aldermen also had concerns they wanted addressed.
The potential effect on residents' property values prompted aldermen Joal Broun and Jacquelyn Gist to cast dissenting votes.
"I'm not convinced that placing a storage facility of this size in this area will not diminish property values," Broun said.
But several residents said they are pleased by the positive attitude of the Morning Star Group's representatives and the effect of the facility on the area.
"Morning Star has, to my mind, bent over backwards to accommodate us," said David Collins of Keith Road. "Not only does (the project) increase our tax base, but it does it without making excessive demands on public services."