Diamond Point Development LLC and The Ardent Cos. have opened a new 100% solar powered self-storage facility at 1845 Brookfield Court in Frederick, MD. The developers converted the 100,000-square-foot facility from the the former Frederick Indoor Sports Center. The green facility features 1,300 solar panels. It has 74,000 RSF and 700 units, all humidity-controlled. The facility is managed by Life Storage.

“Life Storage in Frederick is our first solar powered facility” said Aaron Sommer, Diamond
Point Development principal. “We are using this property as a model for all future projects.”


A climate-controlled self-storage facility, Popeyes restaurant, and car wash will be built on the former Brunswick bowling alley at 205 E. Algonquin Road in Algonquin-Lake in The Hills, IL. The building has sat vacant for more than 10 years. Demolition and construction began last fall on the self-storage. The Popeyes restaurant is expected to open in coming months and construction of the car wash is scheduled to start in mid-May. Source: Patch.com

The planning board in Westfield, MA approved unanimously a site plan and stormwater permit for the Cycle Street self-storage project. It was the board’s third public hearing on the issue. The board imposed a speed table at the entrance, an eight-foot solid brown fence and row of arborvitae on residential borders, and chain link fences in the back of the property. Another condition called for root zone protection for a big maple tree at the entrance. Source: The Reminder

A planning board approved a plan to build 61,900 square feet of self-storage off Hodges Crossroad in North Adams, MA. Spot on Storage LLC of Catskill, NY plans to put up a 25,000-square-foot, climate-controlled building plus five outside-access structures of between 7,150 and 7,500 square feet each. One dozen parking spaces will be added. Source: iBerkshires


Old Knox Self Storage has opened at 110 Old Knoxville Highway in Greeneville, TN. It is family-run, with Will and Sheri Rhodes, daughter Alissa Moore and son-in-law David Moore, and grandchildren Mason and Ryleigh Moore. Source: The Greenville Sun

Stuf Storage partnered with Jamestown to expand its self-storage portfolio into the Boston market, with a location at 18 Tremont St. in the Charlestown neighborhood. The property is a 12-story office building. Stuf Storage converted an area used as overflow storage into 40 padlocked storage units. Source: Multi-Housing News

Bruce Goldberg