A one-of-a-kind Extra Space Storage is coming to El Paso, TX.

El Paso architect Fred Dalbin designed a facility for owner John Cooper of Cooper Cos., who bought the site 35 years ago and waited for the right opportunity. The location is on the edge of an arroyo, and Cooper Cos. hired a builder with experience in rough-canyon development for the $7 million project. The unique design includes no long alleyways between rows of garage doors.

The four-story, 120,000-square-foot building has 670 units and opens Aug. 20. It’s located on Resler Drive next to Albertson’s on the Westside.

Source: El Paso Inc.

This uniquely designed storage facility in El Paso comes with a $7 million price tag.


U-Haul Moving & Storage of Spanish Springs, NV, will offer 1,000-plus self-storage units in a three-story, 100,000-square-foot facility that is expected to be completed by November 2019. It also will have the usual U-Haul lines of products and services. Source: Markets Insider

Safe N Lock Storage bought 87-16 121st St., a two-story property in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, NY, for $11 million. Interstate Plywood & Lumber, which has owned the property since the late 1990s, was the seller. Safe N Lock has 13 locations in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, according to its website. Source: The Real Deal

U-Haul has purchased the Athens Plaza at 494 Fourth Ave. in Athens, GA – 2 miles from the University of Georgia—and plans to add self-storage units there. The Athens Plaza has 134,661 square feet. Source: Markets Insider

Diamond Point Development LLC will break ground in August on a 102,000-square-foot, 750-unit, multistory self-storage facility at 1745 Roswell Road in Marietta, GA. Completion of Marietta Self Storage is expected in summer 2019. Source: Diamond Point Development

In Texas, the Midlothian City Council approved an ordinance that will enable the development of the Freedom Self Storage facility, near the intersection of McAlpin Road and Farm-to-Market Road 66. The site will include two 15,000-square-foot office spaces. Source: Waxahachietx.com

City officials in Midlothian, TX have approved the development of Freedom Self Storage.

The Platinum Storage Group is starting construction on Storage Direct Oakland, which will be a four-story, 155,000-square-foot building with 1,087 units in Oakland, CA. Completion is scheduled for July 2019. Platinum Storage Group, a privately held commercial real estate company, is based in Orange County, CA. Source: Platinum Storage Group


Armor Storage LLC will open its second location next month at 3400 Mottman Road S.W. in Olympia, WA. It will have 123,054 square feet and 579 units, plus space for vehicle storage. The West Coast Self-Storage Group will manage it; that company also manages the first Armor Storage site, 3510 Marvin Road N.E. in Lacey, WA. Source: Inside Self-Storage 

Public Storage added more than 700 units, for a total of 1,200-plus, to its self-storage site at 1080 Pecten Court in the Silicon Valley city of Milpitas, CA. Source: BusinessWire

Public Storage recently completed an addition of 700 units to its facility in Milpitas, CA.

Compass Self Storage opened a facility at 1120 Preservation Trail in Ponte Vedra, FL. When additional building is completed, it will have 83,100 square feet and 599 units.  Source: Compass Self Storage

Compass Self Storage opened a new facility in Ponte Vedra, FL.

Four M Storage has opened at 2271 W. Dewey Road in Owosso Township, MI. The co-owners are Dan Manausa, Josh Manausa and Brad Smith. Source: The Argus-Press 


CubeSmart withdrew its proposal to the city council in New Orleans, LA, to build a five-story, 888-unit facility in the 2600 block of Tchoupitoulas Street on an L-shaped area that would replace three other warehouses. One problem was that the plan called for just six parking spaces, and city regulations require 36. Also, there were objections to the planned height; the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association said two other new facilities that are being built will stop at three stories. Source: Uptown Messenger 


Bruce Goldberg