Safeguard Self Storage, which has 32 self-storage facilities in the New York metropolitan area and 79 nationwide, plans to build a new location on Old Country Road in Plainview, NY, on Long Island. It will have 60,300 square feet and 757 units. The company has five other sites in development in New York, with two expected to open this year. Safeguard also has six more facilities in development in other markets. Source: openPR 


A former Kmart store on Franklin Road in Roanoke, VA, will be converted to a self-storage facility of 84,000 square feet. The Roanoke Board of Zoning Appeals approved a special exception permit for Phoenix Partners LLC, comprised of Joe Thompson, B. Painter and Bland Painter. Source: The Roanoke Times 

Hattiesburg, MS-based Spacebox bought a vacant, 92,164-square-foot warehouse at 2670 Colonial Blvd. for $6.4 million in Fort Myers, FL, and plans to turn it into a self-storage facility. The deal ranks as the largest industrial transaction in Lee County this year. The building, which sits on a 10.3-acre parcel, previously had been leased by Sears, Roebuck & Co. and FedEx. Source: Business Observer 

U-Haul is taking over a 46,700-square-fot building that formerly held a Toys “R” Us store on Beckley Road in Battle Creek, MI. U-Haul will spend about $5 million to create a moving and self-storage facility there. Source: Battle Creek Enquirer 

Under construction

A new moving and self-storage facility is coming together at 4725 Centennial Blvd. in Colorado Springs thanks to U-Haul Company’s recent acquisition of an 80,259-square-foot building. 

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Mountain Shadows has opened a temporary showroom at 4725 Centennial Blvd. in Colorado Springs, CO, and upon completion, will include about 400 self-storage units. U-Haul purchased an 80,259-square-foot building and has been repurposing it. Besides self-storage, the facility also offers truck sharing, moving supplies, and U-Box portable moving and storage containers. Source: Markets Insider 


Extra Space Storage Inc. will manage a new, three-story, 90,000-square-foot self-storage facility in North Charleston, SC, at the intersection of N. Rhett Avenue and Summer Avenue. Miller Valentine, a real estate development firm, and Coastal Storage Group finished the building’s construction recently. The two companies also are developing a three-story facility in Murrells Inlet, SC. In March, they finished building a facility in Goose Creek, SC. Source: Inside Self-Storage 

A new storage facility has opened in Charlote, NC at 930 Tyvola Road.

A 743-unit “LifeStyle Storage” building by Morning Star Storage has opened at 930 Tyvola Road in Charlotte, NC. The building has five stories and 98,500 square feet, and was designed by Overcash Demmitt Architects, which has coined the phrase “LifeStyle Storage” to cover new, modern storage buildings. “LifeStyle Storage facilities are architecturally significant with accented entrances, color, LED lighting, a mixture of materials and windows,” ODA said. Source: Overcash Demmitt Architects

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