A four-story, 140,000-square-foot self-storage facility is coming to South Orange, NJ. Larry Weiss of Elite Realtors sold 311-317 Valley St. and adjoining properties along Lackawanna Place. Storage Platforms bought the five parcels and will put up the new building. The project also will provide additional park space next to the building along Founders Park. Wider sidewalks and streetscape improvements also are planned

Source: Jersey Digs


In Upstate New York, developer Vick Singh Ghotra has presented plans to the Village of Lewiston’s Historic Preservation Commission and Planning boards to renovate the Lewiston Event Center into a self-story facility with about 300 units inside the building at 845 Cayuga St. Ghotra is in acquisition talks with property owners Emery Simon and Harold Hibbard. Life Storage is a candidate to manage the property.  Source: Niagara Frontier Publications 

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a change in a Planned Development District at 445 Access Road to allow a  three-story self-storage facility on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton, CT. The new building and parking area will replace the current one-story warehouse building and paved areas. The facility also would be north of an existing Walmart. These developments don’t affect already approved site-development plans for adjacent property listed at 493 Bridgeport Ave, approved for a 25,000-square-foot retail facility. Source: Shelton Herald

U-Haul has requested a zoning change from a general commercial district to industrial commercial in Richmond, IN. The Richmond Area Plan Commission will consider the request on Sept. 28 for three parcels U-Haul owns adjacent to its location, 3150 National W. U-Haul wishes to build 144 additional self-storage units and 102 RV storage spots, with 94 covered. Source: Richmond Palladium-Item 


SecureSpace Self Storage opened a new self-storage facility, called SecureSpace Maspeth Queens, in New York City. The facility offers 101,387 climate-controlled square feet of space. It opened next to the busy Long Island Expressway, which 100,000-plus vehicles use daily. Source: GlobeNewswire

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Bruce Goldberg