In New Castle, PA, a four-story facility has been proposed at the site of the former Lockley Manufacturing building. The Planning Commission listened to a presentation for the proposed 119,050-square-foot facility to go in at 306-310 Grove St. Asset Realty & Construction Group owns the current building, which would be demolished to make room for a new building, which would include interior loading, surface parking, new driveways and site improvements. The Planning Commission voted 3-1 to recommend the city council approve a conditional-use request for the project. The new facility would be climate-controlled and have 12 parking spaces.



A self-storage component of 522 climate-controlled interior units will be part of a multiphase plan to redevelop 413 Roosevelt Ave. and the adjacent property at 467-469 Roosevelt in Central Falls, RI into 106 residential units plus a surface parking lot, access drives, loading areas, landscaping, lighting and stormwater management. The Central Falls Planning Board met July 26 to review a design plan from Stonefield Engineering and Design’s Katie Olyha, plus Louis Marandola, COO of Premier Land Development. Source: The Valley Breeze 

A project proposes to revamp a parking lot on three city lots into a four-story mixed-use commercial building, which would include self-storage, at the northwest corner of Douglas Street and Queens Avenue in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The city council gave unanimous approval for the $17 million building, which would be at 2300-2312 Douglas St. It would have retail and light manufacturing space on the ground floor plus a self-storage warehouse in the rest of the 56,500-square-foot building. Construction is scheduled to start next year. Source:

Storage Rentals of America has withdrawn a master plan application for a three-story facility in Cumberland, RI’s industrial park. Attorney Scott Partington with Storage Rentals told the Planning Board they tried to produce a redesign that would please neighbors, but they decided it would have been a fiscal waste. He added the company is considering a one-story facility instead. Source: Valley Breeze

In Maine, the Ellsworth Planning Board approved Reef Rock Storage – a self-storage facility – once it has a signed letter from the fire chief that accepts two-hour fire protection walls rather than three-hour ones. It will be built on a 29-acre lot at 1642 Bangor Road. Source: Ellsworth American

Downtown Equities II LLC sold an entitled site at 2020 Princeton to Blue Sky Princeton LLC in Overland Park, KS. The site will be home to a new ground-up, four-story facility – a basement level plus three levels above ground – that Uplift Development will construct. Larry Goldman is the Argus Self Storage Advisors broker affiliate who represented the seller in the transaction. He represents Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Southern Illinois. Source: Argus Self Storage Advisors


StorageMart opened its second facility in Gypsum, CO at 66 Glider Way. Four generations of the Burnam family of Columbia, MI have run the company, with four sons setting it up in 1999. Their father had previously started a storage company, then sold it. Source: PR Newswire

A 101,000-square-foot, two-story, climate-controlled self-storage site has opened in Commerce Park in the West Palm Beach, FL area. StorQuest manages the building. Commerce Park is now fully operational. Source: Palm Beach Post 

The former Palmer’s Shopper Value Foods store will become a climate-controlled, 93-unit self-storage site in Tupelo, MS. Damon Palmer, who owns the store along with his brother Jason,  hopes to make the facility ready in four to six weeks. The store exterior will remain about the same. The sign in the parking lot will change to mention storage. Source: Daily Journal

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