A proposed CubeSmart facility in the Humboldt Park section of Chicago, IL is set to replace the shuttered Playskool Manufacturing Company facility at 1750 N. Lawndale Avenue.

The former factory churned out Lincoln Logs from the 1940s through the 1960s.

The factory at 1750 N. Lawndale Avenue in Chicago will soon be a CubeSmart facility.
The factory at 1750 N. Lawndale Avenue in Chicago will soon be a CubeSmart facility.

Northbrook, IL-based developer Martin Taradejna leads the entity that bought the site recently for $2.2 million, according to DNAinfo.

The developer will renovate the building and have CubeSmart begin operations in early 2018.

Under Construction

Developer: Johnson Development (Spartanburg, SC)
Management: Extra Space Storage
Location: Kramer Drive, west of I-75 in Collier, FL
Size: 79,560 square feet, 575 units
Status: Under construction
Notes: Johnson development has another facility in the area in the reconstruction phase under the project name Rattlesnake Self Storage. That facility will have 575 units. Another project is planned in Bonita Springs, FL on Bonita Springs Road that will have 757 units.
Source: Naples Daily News

Developer: Premier Storage Investors
Management: CubeSmart
Location: Goodlette-Frank Road and Ridge St. in Naples, FL.
Size: 95,396-square-foot multi-story building, and a one story 11,300-square-foot building.
Status: Under construction
Source: Naples Daily News

All -Time Self Storage - Royersford, PA
All -Time Self Storage – Royersford, PA

Developer: JEB Group LLC, operating as All-Time Self Storage
Management: Storage Asset Management
Locations: 110 Kline Road in Royersford, PA and 1000 Industrial Boulevard in Upper Southampton, PA
Size: 82,000 square feet in Royersford and 40,000 square feet in Upper Southampton (phase one)
Status: Expected to open late 2017


Treasure Island Storage – Cooper Avenue in Queens, NY

Developer: Treasure Island Storage
Location: 79-40 Cooper Avenue, Queens, New York City
Size: 100,000 square feet, about 1,200 storage units
Status: Construction scheduled to begin in early 2018. Project to be developed “by right”.
Notes: Treasure Island has additional facilities under construction in New York including 2325 Hollers Avenue in the Bronx and 225 Pennsylvania Avenue in Brooklyn.
Source: Queens Tribune

Project Name: Carl’s White Glove Personal Storage
Location: US-41 East in Naples, FL between Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Collier Boulevard
Size: 92,000 square feet
Status: Conditional use approved
Notes: May offer concierge pick up and drop off services.
Source: Naples Daily News

Developer: NitNeil Partners
Property Owner: Bee Street Investors Inc.
Location: 1853 and 1877 Kings Avenue in Jacksonville, FL
Size: 100,000 square feet, up to 750 units
Status: Application pending
Notes: Development would replace a number of vacant and damaged buildings.
Source: Jacksonville Daily Record

Developer: Jonathan Lunn
Management: CubeSmart
Location: 6250 N. Northwest Highway in Edison Park, Chicago
Size: 800 units
Status: Zoning changes pending
Notes: Requires razing of a vacant industrial complex
Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Developer: Macritchie Storage
Location: 1007 Jersey Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ
Status: Macritchie purchased the 3.8 acre site recently for $2.7 million.
Notes: Property is home to existing 50,000-square-foot building, a former soap manufacturing plant.
Source: Tap into New Brunswick


Added Storage - Birmingham, AL
Added Storage – Birmingham, AL

Facility Name: Added Storage
Developer: Joseph Tortorigi
Location: 3240 Veterans Circle in Birmingham, AL
Size: 60,000 square feet
Status: Now open
Source: Trussville Tribune

New CubeSmart managed facility in Brooklyn built by Pinnacle Commercial Development for Madison
New CubeSmart managed facility in Brooklyn built by Pinnacle Commercial Development for Madison Development Co.

Facility Name: CubeSmart
Developer: Madison Development Co.
Location: Rockaway Avenue and Ditmas Avenue in Brooklyn, New York City
Contractor:  Pinnacle Commercial Development
Size: 125,000 square feet
Status: Now open

Facility Name: Whirlwind Storage
Developer: Tom Good
Location: Hansford Street in Charleston, WV. Located inside the former R.H. Kyle Furniture Showroom.
Status: Now open
Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail

Alexander Harris