Public Storage wants to build a 158,000-square-foot self-storage facility in Deerfield Beach, FL. The proposed development project also includes the development of an 8,744-square-foot distillery that would be operated by Old Everglades Distillery, according to the South Florida Business Journal. The five-acre project site at 77 SE 2nd Avenue was formerly the home of Deerfield Builder’s Supply, which will be demolished. The land was acquired in May by Stor-All 2nd Avenue LLC (which is an affiliate of Public Storage) for $2.55 million. The project is scheduled for consideration by the local planning and zoning board on November 5.

 Public Storage plans to demolish this former Gold's Gym location to make way for a new self-storage facility.
Public Storage plans to demolish this former Gold’s Gym location to make way for a new self-storage facility.

Public Storage is also planning a six-story self-storage facility at 9701 Aurora Avenue in Seattle, WA. A Gold’s Gym facility on the property would be demolished to make way for the new facility. The project is currently undergoing design review stage with the city planning and development department.

Design review is ongoing for a different self-storage facility four blocks away at 9309 Aurora Avenue in Seattle. Green Lake Self Storage wants to demolish the Klose-In Motel and build a four-story self-storage facility.

Green Lake Self Storage
Green Lake Self Storage is planned four blocks from the planned Public Storage facility.

Hilton Head, SC-based Broward Pinnacle is seeking permission to build a five-story, 105,635-square-foot self-storage facility at 4201 SW 70th Court in Miami, FL. The developer has a contract to buy the site from AmeriLumber Hardware & Building Material, according to the South Florida Business Journal.

Tomlin Interests plans to build a three-story self-storage facility with 550 units at the corner of Williams and Hampton streets in Columbia, SC. The project received approval from the city planning commission November 2, and will go to the city council in December for final approval. The facility will cost about $9 million to build, according to

StorQuest secured approval for an 110,346 square foot self-storage facility at 8625 Commercial Street in La Mesa, CA after the city council rejected an appeal filed by a resident opposing the facility. The facility will offer 856 units. Residents and business owners in the area opposed the project primarily because it wouldn’t create enough jobs, according to the San Diego Reader.

StorQuest La Mesa CA
An office building occupies the site of the proposed StorQuest facility in La Mesa, CA.

Raleigh, NC-based Commercial Properties has submitted plans to include a three-story self-storage building as part of a mixed-use project in Clayton, NC that would also include 240 apartments and 200,000 square feet of retail space. The local planning board recommended approval of the proposed rezoning, according to the News Observer.

Under Construction 

U-Haul is converting a former K-Mart store at 2201 Main Street in Green Bay, WI (pictured at top) into a self-storage facility with between 600-900 units. The project will also include space for the local U-Haul marketing company headquarters. U-Haul parent company Amerco purchased the property in June for $2.85 million.

The Storage Place is building a new self-storage facility in at 9620 Louetta Road in Spring, TX. The facility is scheduled to open in January 2016.

A glimpse of construction in progress at The Storage Place’s new facility in Spring, TX.


 On October 20, the city council in Keller, TX voted 4-3 to deny a special use permit for a 92,000 square foot self-storage facility at the intersection of Bear Creek Parkway and Davis Boulevard. Several residents voiced opposition to the project because it didn’t fit the character of the neighborhood and some council members desired a development that would generate higher tax revenue for the city, according to the Star Telegram. Dallas-based Provident Realty Advisors was the developer behind the project.

Alexander Harris