It awaits approval, but a lot at 106-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd. is slated to become Storage Fox, with a six-story, 135,719-square-foot facility in Queens, New York City (below). The NYC Building Department and the MTA are revisiting the building plans and construction may start in March.

Plans include seven accessory parking spaces on the first floor, three loading docks on Beach 106th Street and 83 attended public parking spaces. Storage Fox previous sold its four NYC storage facilities to Clutter in 2019 for $152 million.

Source: The Rockawave

StoreNow, which owns and operates self-storage facilities in and surrounding Indianapolis, IN, hopes to expand by a little over 3 acres. The Hancock County Area Plan Commission met with Russell Brown, a lawyer for Store Now, last week. The commission is working with Store Now on the latter’s New Palestine Self Storage location at the corner of U.S. 52 and CR 400W. The plans call for eight new storage buildings totaling nearly 40,000 square feet as well as a nearby half-acre city pond. The expansion would almost double the size of the company’s location outside of New Palestine. Source: Daily Reporter

A Lock Up Self Storage building may be coming to Wellington, FL on land off State Road 7 that once had been zoned for medical offices. It would be a new three-story building behind Cheddar’s restaurant a mile north of Forest Hill Boulevard. The project goes before the Wellington Village Council soon. Also, 50-plus lockers would be made available for wine storage, with capacity from 16 cases of wine to more than 100. Source: The Town-Crier

In Pennsylvania, the Cumberland Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a final land development plan for Interchange Storage, which is for 13 self-storage buildings on 15.2 acres on Solomon Road. Source: Gettysburg Times

Bristol Pike Storage LLC, a developer, seeks to consolidate three land parcels in Bristol Township, PA into a 3.57-acre site with a four-story self-storage building, with 30,348 square feet of space on each level, totaling 121,392 square feet. Source: Levittown Now

Under construction

Diversified Properties, based in New Jersey, broke ground on a seven-building, 495-unit self-storage facility in Montgomery, NY, about 80 miles north of New York City (above). The facility will have one two-story building totaling 39,000 NRSF plus six single-story structures, each with 6,900 NRSF. Morris Construction Management is overseeing the building project. It’s scheduled to be finished by October. CubeSmart is the proposed operator. Source: REBusinessOnline

Extra Space Storage has started redevelopment of a long-vacant former location of a Kmart store at 360 W. National Road in Englewood, OH into a self-storage facility. The store, built in the early 1970s, closed in July 2016. In late 2022, the developer pushed for retrofitting of the existing 84,000-square-foot building into self-storage units. It will include storage units with indoor accessibility plus an outdoor area for boat and RV storage. Source: Dayton Daily News

A new self-storage facility is coming to 850 Marietta St. in South Bend, IN. Holladay Properties is converting an industrial site there into a 39,990-square-foot building. Store Space Self Storage will manage the business, expected to open in Q2. It will have four buildings with 183 climate-controlled units and 165 drive-up units. Source: REBusinessOnline


Metro Storage opened a new self-storage site with 675 units at 3286 Barclay Ave. in Spring Hill, FL. It has a three-story building with climate-controlled units plus two single-story buildings with standard units and drive-up capability. It also has 114 parking units, with 83 for covered RV and boat parking spots, plus 31 car parking spaces. Metro Storage owns and operates more than 85 properties in 12 states, totaling more than 61 million rentable square feet. Source: Metro Storage LLC     

Bruce Goldberg