Local self-storage company owners, led by Robert Celico, say a proposed self-storage business in the empty former Staples lot at 16 Post Road in Westerly, RI would put them out of business. They also say it’s not consistent with Westerly’s Comprehensive Plan and is not a good fit for the Route 1 corridor. Celico owns Trestle Park Self Storage and recently gained approval for a phased expansion of 33,500 square feet.

The applicant is 16 Post Road Ministorage, led by Patrick Lemp and it seeks to re-zone the front portion of the parcel from a highway commercial zone to a general commercial zone so it can build a 77,000-square-foot self-storage facility. Lemp and his partners are also planning facilities in North Kingstown and in Wallingford, CT. Both sides spoke up at a recent Town Council meeting in which the council deferred ruling until May.

16 Post Road in Westerly, RI

Source: The Sun


Curt Weiss hopes to expand Craig Storage into a vacant lot at 444 and 458 Mack Lane, next to the west Kum & Go store in Craig, CO. But City Council concerns about potential drainage issues and crime are popping up. The property is in the Community Commercial Zone, and self-storage sites are permitted only inside city limits with an approved conditional-use permit. The expansion would have six new buildings with a total of 26,000 square feet. The City Council approved the conditional-use request, with conditions from the Planning and Zoning office. Source: Craig Daily Press

A self-storage facility with 2,424 spaces has been proposed by  applicant Judy La Tierra Consulting LLC in Inglewood, CA. The city’s planning commission will hold a public hearing for a special-use permit for the new six-story, 335,000-square-foot site at 3846 W. Century Blvd. The proposed facility is on the site of an existing self-storage operation in Council District 4.  Source: 2 Urban Girls 

The existing facility on W. Century Blvd. in Inglewood, CA.

Moving company Home Sweet Home wants to convert into a self-storage facility with 443 units in the Wainscott Commercial Center in East Hampton Town on New York’s Long Island. If the East Hampton Town Planning Board approves the plan, it would double the building’s gross floor area from 27,810 square feet to more than 55,000. A mezzanine level would be built inside. Source: East Hampton Star

The former Sam’s Club in Lansing, MI.

Mike Olsen of Devon Self-Storage made a presentation about a potential expansion in Edgewood Town Center to council members and Lansing, MI residents. Devon has locations in 25 states, including seven locations in Michigan, with four of the latter in Grand Rapids. Devon seeks a land-use permit for 340 E. Edgewood Blvd. in Lansing, in a space formerly occupied by a Sam’s Club. The Lansing City Council defeated a motion to allow the self-storage location on Feb. 27. Source: Spartan News Room

In Illinois, Lakeland commissioners voted 4-3 in favor of allowing Cogent Capital Management to build a 94,000-square-foot self-storage facility at 2575 Harden Blvd. The site is north of the Azalea Park retirement community, east of Muirfield Village Condominiums and south of Beacon Terrace Mobile Home Park. Source: The Ledger

In Indiana, the Luke Oil Co. hopes to build a six-story self-storage facility next to its Burns Harbor company convenience store, and a public hearing will be held April 25 at the next Burns Harbor BZA meeting. The BZA will make a final decision after the hearing. The company has approval to build next to a Family Express store in Chesterton. Source: Chesterton Tribune


Highline Storage Partners paid $25.5 million for a recently completed Heartland Drive Self Storage facility at 1410 Heartland Drive in Kernersville, NC. Michael Morrison of Midcoast Properties Inc. represented the seller. The facility has 68,219 rentable square feet and takes up 2.15 acres with 557 climate-controlled units. Kernersville is between Winston-Salem, NC and Greensboro, NC along US Highway 421. Sources: Midcoast Properties Inc. and Multi-Housing News

Storage Sense opened a new self-story facility on Vision Lane in Charlottesville, VA (above). It has more than 72,800 square feet of storage space across 72 climate-controlled units. It’s located just off Interstate 64 close to the Wegmans shopping center. Kyle Redinger and LandStriker Development built the facility, which Storage Asset Management, based in York, PA, will operate.

Bruce Goldberg