The Montgomery County Planning Board will meet Dec. 14 to consider complaints by environmental and community groups about a proposed self-storage facility in the Bethesda, MD, neighborhood of Westbard.

The developer, Bethesda Self Storage Partners LLC, would like to build a 195,227-square-foot facility at 5204 River Road, with four levels below ground and five above it. It’s by a stream valley buffer for the Willett Branch, and water-quality advocates say the new facility would not help restore the stream.

But the developer claims the building would be outside the stream buffer area, and has offered to give .39 acres covered in grass and trees to the park system.

The Maryland facility would span more than 195,000 square feet.



Generation4 Partners LLC of Fort Lauderdale, FL, plans to build a seven-story self-storage facility at 644 N.W. 30th St. in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami. The real estate developer bought two parcels totaling .56 acres for the facility, which will have 143,080 square feet of storage. It will break ground in early 2018 and open in early 2019. Source: Generation4 Partners

Self-storage facilities are planned in Lincoln, CA, and San Jose, CA, on deals closed by Tom de Jong with Colliers International National Self Storage Group. In Lincoln, FollettUSA purchased an 11.9-acre site at the intersection of Nicolaus Road and Joiner Parkway, with up to 176,685 square feet for storage units.

In San Jose, Trojan Storage of Redondo Beach, CA, purchased a 1.55-acre site at the intersection of Highways 680 and US 101, with up to 115,000 square feet for storage. Source: Colliers International National Self Storage Group

Jernigan Capital Inc. (NYSE: JCAP) invested $8.7 million in a three-story, 719-unit, 74,625-square-foot facility at 10 Hampshire Road in Salem, N.H. 603 Storage, based in Northwood, NH, is the developer. Construction begins in Q1 2018, with completion scheduled for Q4 2018. Source: Business Wire

Public Storage has asked Miami-Dade County, FL, officials for a new site plan at 14401 S.W. 229th Ave., with plans to tear down six self-storage buildings that total 49,861 square feet, retain 18,221 square feet and build a five-story, 176,000-square-foot self-storage building. The goal is to offer a combined 196,248 square feet of self-storage. Source: South Florida Business Journal

The Board of Trustees in Union Township, MI, approved a special-use permit application for self-storage buildings at 1982 E. Remus Road. The project had been stalled after a tie vote of trustees plus a lawsuit. A solution was reached through mediation, including additional screening, sidewalk of an appropriate length and taking out part of the sidewalk where road construction will take place. The self-storage facility is part of a major development. Source: Morning Sun

TD Self Storage Enterprise LLC has closed on a 1.32-acre parcel of land in Austin, TX. The company, making its entrance into the Austin market, plans to develop a 90,000-square-foot self storage facility there. Source: TD Self Storage Enterprise LLC 

Under construction

In Oregon, Deacon Construction is building a six-story building in Portland’s Central Eastside for Baranof Holdings, a Dallas, TX, company specializing in storage facilities. The building is going up one-half block of Southeast Belmont Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Source: Daily Journal of Commerce

E.E. Reed Construction LP has started building a 1,753-unit self-storage facility for Proguard Storage in West Houston, TX. The six-story building will have 268,593 square feet. The project, designed by Edgecomb & Associates, is scheduled to be completed in November 2018. Proguard operates five self-storage properties in Houston. Source: rebusinessonline


Westchester Self-Storage opened Tarrytown Self-Storage in Tarrytown, NY – and its unique look includes two Big Ben-like clocks that ring at noon, plus framed replicas of Norman Rockwell paintings on the front exterior wall that light up at night. The three-story building is at 63 Cortlandt St. Westchester Self-Storage operates 17 sites under several brand names in New York. The company plans to start building another Tarrytown facility in spring 2019. Source: The Hudson Independent

Taylor/Theus recently completed this storage project at 2307 Hydraulic Road in Charlottesville, VA.

Extra Space Storage Inc. will manage a new, $7.5 million self-storage facility for Hydraulic Road Storage LLC at 2307 Hydraulic Road in Charlottesville, Va. The three-story building has 600 units and includes a wine-storage area. The South Carolina firm of Taylor/Theus Holdings Inc. developed the facility. Source: Inside Self-Storage

Metro Storage is building a new facility in Wood Ridge, NJ.

Metro Self Storage will open a new, three-story facility at 765 Route 17 in Wood Ridge, NJ, in Bergen County by year-end or in early 2018. The Chicago-based company has other facilities in four other New Jersey locations as well – Pennsauken, Andover, Stanhope and Springfield. The new site is an urban infill project at the former home of Rudox Engine and Equipment Co. Source: Jersey Digs

Bruce Goldberg