Bluebird Self Storage is building three news facilities in New Hampshire, having just completed its first facility earlier this year.

The independent operator is currently constructing a 750-unit a facility at 97 Brown Avenue in Manchester (pictured above) that is scheduled to open in November. By next spring Bluebird expects to complete a 700-unit facility on South River Road in Bedford and 550-unit facility in Hooksett. The company opened its first facility at 201 Highland Street in Rochester in January. Managing director Bill Goodison told the New Hampshire Union Leader that the four locations combined would cost more than $20 million to construct.

Under Construction

Atlanta-based NitNeil Partners entered the Florida market for the first time, starting construction on a site at 808 Rome Avenue in Tampa. The three-story, 67,000-square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in late 2016.

NitNeil is building its first Florida facility in the North Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa.
NitNeil is building its first Florida facility in the North Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa.

A new 120,000-square-foot self-storage facility is being built at 115 Peridot Avenue in Loveland, CO. The project is the first storage property for brothers Eric and Calvin Kelley, who have owned and managed residential properties previously. The facility will operate as Freedom Storage and cost up to $7.5 million to build, including land costs, according to the Reporter Herald.

Freedom Storage will offer up to 120,000 square feet of store when it opens later this year in Loveland, CO.
Freedom Storage will offer up to 120,000 square feet of store when it opens later this year in Loveland, CO.

U-Haul purchased a vacant tire manufacturing plant in Wichita, KS, which it will convert to include 600 climate-controlled self-storage units. The 100-year-old building at 1000 E. 13th Street covers 53,700 square feet.

U-Haul is developing its first facility in Wichita, a conversion of this 100-year-old building.
U-Haul is developing its first facility in Wichita, a conversion of this 100-year-old building.

Atlantic Self Storage, located at 3434 Monroe Road in Charlotte, NC is constructing a 54,000-square-foot addition to their existing facility. The three-story building is expected to be complete later this year, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Planned

U-Haul is also in the process of purchasing the former The Times building 222 Lake Street in Shreveport, LA. Owned by media giant Gannett, the 85,000-square-foot building will be renovated to offer self-storage, according to The Times. The adjacent printing facility is not part of the sale. The building served as office space for the newspaper’s news, advertising, marketing, digital strategy and business operations for more than 50 years. Those employees will be moving to a more modern space downtown.

U-Haul is redeveloping a portion of this property in Shreveport, LA into a self-storage facility.
U-Haul is redeveloping a portion of this property in Shreveport, LA into a self-storage facility.

Developer Dennis Wood plans to convert a former granite mill at 749 Quequechan St. in Fall River, MA into a self-storage facility with 130,000-square-feet of climate-controlled units. Wood told Wicked Local that he plans to start work in June and open the facility in the fall.

Oklahoma-based developer Dennis Wood is converting this granite mill in Fall River, MA into self-storage
Oklahoma-based developer Dennis Wood is converting this granite mill in Fall River, MA into self-storage

Armour Self Storage is developing a 95,000-square-foot facility in El Paso, TX. Company president John Cooper has owned the parcel, at Mesa Drive and Restler, for more than 20 years. Over the last four years the company has worked to obtain entitlements for the storage project, which required an agreement with the El Paso Water Rights Commission, according to Inside Self Storage. Construction of the project is scheduled for September with Capco Steel serving as contractor.

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Alexander Harris