There will be a delay of approvals for new self-storage facilities for at least one year in Federal Way, WA. The City Council has imposed a one-year moratorium on expanding or creating new facilities so that planners have more time to study the requests and consult with other jurisdictions to see how they have handled growth. Federal Way experienced a big increase in self-storage facility requests in the last 10 months, a total of 10 “applications and pre-applications.” The city already has nine facilities.

A total of four projects that have already cleared the application process will be able to move ahead. One of those projects appears to be the planned StorQest Self Storage on the 29000 block of Pacific Highway. The three-story facility will span 83,115-square-feet when completed. Source: Federal Way Mirror

Planned

IdeaTek Storage, almost at capacity just four months after opening a self-storage facility in a former elementary school in Haven, KS, plans to expand another subsidiary storage business in the city. Ideatek is buying an 80-by-120-foot lot that adjoins a storage complex at 601 N. Arlington Road, and plans to expand it to 8,000 square feet of combined storage in the two existing buildings. Source: The Hutchinson News

A new CubeSmart facility has been proposed in Dale City, VA
A new CubeSmart facility has been proposed in Dale City, VA

Developers have filed for a special-use permit application to build a CubeSmart self-storage facility at the intersection of Mapledale Avenue and Dale Boulevard in Dale City, VA. The application also asks for a change to the zoning ordinance that would allow larger storage units than those currently allowed. The plans call for a three-story self-storage building plus seven single-story ones. Source: InsideNova

Storage Master is looking to bring up to 1,200 additional storage units to Milwaukee residents.
Storage Master is looking to bring up to 1,200 additional storage units to Milwaukee residents.

Storage Master LLC has purchased two buildings near Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, WI, for $1.7 million and will build its ninth facility there. The company plans to renovate two industrial buildings with a total of 82,000 square feet into 1,000 to 1,200 self-storage units. The first building is expected to open in spring 2018; the second building remains occupied for another five years. Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Trustees in Niles, IL approved a special use and zoning change in August, allowing for the construction of a four-story self-storage facility at 7421-to-7443 Waukegan Road. It would total 90,000 square feet. Adams Fresh Property LLC is developing the site and expects construction to take about 11 months. Source: Journal Online

City council members in Lawrenceville, GA, approved rezoning measures and a special-use permit allowing GS Construction Inc. to build a self-storage facility at 530 Lyle Circle. The council said the building cannot go higher than two stories. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bayonne, NJ, will be getting a 120,000-square-foot self-storage facility. It will be located at 160 E. 22nd St., near the Bayonne Crossing shopping center. Storage Deluxe will demolish the current building at the property to make room for the new facility. CubeSmart will operate the site, which is expected to open in November. Source: nj.com

CubeSmart will manage a new, three-story self-storage facility that’s planned for downtown Baton Rouge, LA. Attorney Craig Smith, owner of Brookwood-Riverside LLC, a property-development firm, will take down a former coffee shop at 2151 N. Third St., which he bought for $775,000, and replace it with the new facility. His company operates 39 self-storage facilities under the CubeSmart and The Storage Center names. Source: Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

10 Federal plans renovations following its purchase of a Green Cube Self-Storage facility in Chapel Hill, NC. The company will convert the site to an unmanned operation, and make improvements such as painting the storage unit doors and paving the drive aisles. 10 Federal also completed renovations of the South Point facility in Belmont, NC that it bought last May.

Completed renovations at
Completed renovations at a 10 Federal facility in Belmont, NC

Completed

Premier Storage at Hamilton Mill opened at 3220 Sardis Church Road in Buford, GA. It’s the third property owned by Ken and Kelly Gary. Absolute Storage Management Inc., which manages 88 self-storage facilities, will administer this one as well. Source: Inside Self-Storage 

U-Haul will host a grand-opening event Sept. 19 to showcase its contemporary two-story indoor self-storage facility at 1710 R T Dunn Drive, site of the former Tomís Foods.
U-Haul will host a grand-opening event Sept. 19 to showcase its contemporary two-story indoor self-storage facility at 1710 R T Dunn Drive, site of the former Tomís Foods.

U-Haul plans a grand-opening ceremony of its two-story self-storage facility at 1710 R T Dunn Drive in Bloomington, IL, on Sept. 19. The site is the former home of Tom’s Foods. The 55,530-square-foot site will have 802 units. Also there, U-Haul will sell self-storage and moving supplies, propane, hitch installation, bike rack accessories, and U–Box portable moving and storage containers.

Bruce Goldberg