Americas Capital Partners, based in Coral Gables, FL, has filed a pre-application with Miami-Dade County officials that calls for a seven-story, 112,600-square-foot self-storage building, plus 13 parking spaces, on an 0.49-acre site at 2655 NE 186th Terrace in the Ojus area near Aventura. Developers file pre-application to get feedback from county officials before submitting official applications. 2655 Developers LLC, an affiliate of Miami, FL-based Premium Developer Group, which started selling for an office condo project in 2017; no construction has happened. Americas Capital Partners built a self-storage facility on the north side of the site in 2018. Source: South Florida Business Journal

Planned

In Massachusetts, the Hampden Planning Board rejected self-story facilities at 2 Somers Road and 16 Somers Road with 3-2 votes. Source: The Reminder

Officials in Des Moines, IA approved a $15.5 million project to build two storage facilities, four stories each at 503 SE 12 St.,  on the edge of the Market District. The city said it estimates that will result in an additional $14 million in taxes in the next 30 years. The City Council approved $1.2 million in incentives for the development by Des Moines Climate Controlled Self Storage, owned by Mark Bockenstedt. Source: Axios Des Moines

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a change that allows  special-use permits for storage facilities in C-3 zones in Kirksville, MO. The City Council still must vote on it. Smartlock Self Storage of Garland, TX, plans to change two former stores, Gordmans and J.C. Penney, into 341 climate-controlled self-storage units. Source: Kirksville Daily Express

In Michigan, self-storage is part of an Adrian Mall proposal that also includes housing, retail and dining. The Adrian Development Group recently briefed the Adrian Planning Commission on plans for the mall. Source: Yahoo!

The first A Little More Space Self-Storage facility will be developed from a former warehouse in the old Stevenson Lumber property on Monroe Turnpike in Monroe, CT. Planning and Zoning commissioners unanimously approved a special exception permit for the project. The facility will have 161 units on two levels of a climate-controlled building, as well as five detached non-climate-controlled units and five detached non-climate-controlled buildings with 90 units. Jill Kimball, her son, Jack, and daughter, Elizabeth, will own the property through A Little More Space, a subsidiary of their company, Kimball Family Investments LLC. Source: Monroe Sun

Completed

True Storage opened its sixth self-storage business at 969 Shawmut Ave., New Bedford, MA. It took six months to convert a former recycling transfer station into 627 climate-controlled units, managed by Extra Space Storage. Source: The Herald News

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