TD Self Storage, an offshoot of JHM Hotels, has proposed including 107,000 square feet of self-storage as part of the West End Community Hub, a mixed-use project at 101 O’Neal St., Greenville, SC.

The development also would include an iShare co-working space; a 2,000-square-foot West End Music Hub that musicians would use for individual or band practice; 11,297 square feet of street-level retail and restaurants; a rooftop event venue of 19,309 square feet that would include a stage, kitchen and bar; and 50 parking spaces.

The site currently is home to the one-story Piedmont Electrical Distribution building. The project needs approval from the Greenville Design Review Board Urban Panel to move forward. Source: Upstate Business Journal

A rendering of the mixed-use project in Greenville, that will feature 100,000 square feet of storage space.

Extra Space plans a 1,000-unit self-storage facility that will be part of “The Forty Two,” a mixed-use project in the former Building 42 of the Pabst Brewing building at 1131 N. 8th St. in Milwaukee, WI. Other portions of the development are expected to finish by June, including Raise, a rooftop bar; 50,000 square feet of office space, called The Factory; and an event venue, called Okasion. Source: Urban Milwaukee

The Shawnee City Commission on March 19 will consider U-Haul’s request to convert a closed Kmart site at 2327 N. Harrison in Shawnee, OK, into a U-Haul Moving and Storage Store. The current building has 84,000 square feet, and it’s expected that 50,000 of it could be used for self-storage. Amerco Real Estate Co., a real estate subsidiary of U-Haul, is the applicant. Source: Shawnee News-Star

Developers Roger Roberge II and Marc Murphy spent $15,000 to purchase two Indian Orchard properties in Springfield, MA, with plans to convert the sites to solar farms, self-storage units and a small orchard. A 22-acre property on Oak Street formerly was part of Chapman Valve. A 16-acre site on Pinevale Street previously was a landfill. The Springfield City Council has approved the sale. The self-storage facility would be solar-powered by a new, 2-megawatt solar device. Source: Mass Live 


US Storage Centers and The Feldman Cos. finished building a six-story, 1,270-unit self-storage facility at 13301 SW 87th Ave. in Miami, FL. It has 166,256 square feet, and is US Storage Centers’ sixth facility in the Miami area and the second one it has opened in the past 30 days. It’s located next to U.S. 1/South Dixie Highway. US Storage Centers, as of August 2017, has about 8 million rentable square feet under management and more than 300 employees.

A rendering of U.S. Storage Center’s latest development in Miami.

StorageMart has opened a 78,979-square-foot, 560-unit self-storage facility on Virginia Beach Boulevard, just off of I-264, in Virginia Beach, VA. It’s close to the Naval Air Station Oceana and expects that will draw customers from the military. StorageMart is based in Columbia, MO. Source: PR Newswire

Miami City Self Storage opened a new facility at 1781 S. Park Road in Pembroke Pines, FL – its first location in Broward County. It has 795 units in 81,299 square feet. CubeSmart is managing it. Also in Broward County, MCSS is building self-storage facilities at 18460 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines and at 812 NW First St. in Fort Lauderdale. Both are expected to open in the first half of the year. MCSS plans to develop more than 1.5 million square feet in South Florida.

“We continue to search for underserved, population-dense locations within Broward County,” said Jay Massirman, MCSS partner. “However, self-storage development in South Florida as a whole is rapidly declining due to most markets in the region reaching equilibrium or moving towards oversupply.”

Bruce Goldberg