Larkspur Properties, which is renovating the Yankee Station shopping center in Washington Township, OH, plans to build a self-storage facility there. Larkspur owner David Bernstein bought the center, 1510-1530 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, for nearly $2 million in November 2017.
Source: WHIO


In Florida, Horizon West got the go-ahead to build a 147,637-square-foot storage facility and 709 homes after Orange County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the preliminary subdivision plan.

The storage facility would be built in the Hamlin Planned Development and sit on 7.13 acres, west of Hamlin Groves Trail and south of New Independence Parkway. Scott Gentry of Kelly, Collins & Gentry Inc. is the applicant for the project. Horizon West is a master-planned community that would include five mixed-use villages, surrounded by greenbelt and including a town center. Source:

The Jenkins Organization is planning another facility in Austin, TX, set to open in May 2019.

The Jenkins Organization Inc., based in Houston, TX, bought land in North Austin, TX, with plans to build a new self-storage facility of 127,000 gross square feet and 816 units. Northgate Storage is expected to open in May 2019. The new facility expects to draw customers from Burnet Road, The Domain, Arboretum and other locations, according to Robb DeJean, director of development. Source: The Jenkins Organization

In Illinois, U-Haul wants to increase storage space and parking at its West Dundee location. The company owns three buildings in the Spring Hill Gateway at the northwest corner of Route 31 and Main Street. U-Haul is proposing to expand the self-storage portion into a south building along Route 72. The village board that granted a special-use permit in 2014 to allow storage included a provision that U-Haul would upgrade the site and find other retailers to fill remaining tenant space. The village board has asked for more information about U-Haul’s proposal. Source: Daily Herald

A self-storage facility may be part of the solution to settle a dispute over nearly 2 acres of land at the corner of Rock Island Road and Commercial Boulevard in Tamarac, FL. Pending city approval, the land may be sold for $1.75 million to Rock Island Storage Partners, with the profit split evenly between the two parties that claim ownership. Rock Island plans to put up a five-story self-storage building on the site. The project still needs approval from the Development Review Committee and the City Commission. This saga has included alleged bribery of city officials. Source: Sun-Sentinel

Some Bonita, CA, residents are objecting to a proposed self-storage facility of 133,000 square feet and 900-plus units off of Bonita Road. Some people have hung “Stop Bonita Storage” signs in their front yards. Resident Jim Groth said they don’t need a self-storage facility. “The bottom line is supply and demand. There is no demand so there is no supply,” he said. Also, the Sweetwater Community Planning Group has recommended not allowing the project. Next, the planning commission will consider the project.
Source: KGTV-TV

In Pennsylvania, Palmer Township supervisors granted a conditional-use approval to build a self-storage facility at the end of a cul de sac along Fox Hill Road in a Planned Industrial and Commercial zoning district. Business owner Paul Sandhu wants to build seven prefabricated metal buildings with a total of about 28,000 square feet of space. The 3.3-acre site also would include outdoor parking spaces to store vehicles, plus an office and residence for a caretaker. A full land-development plan must be submitted and approved by the township. Source: The Morning Call


View Pointe Self Storage has opened at 10315 12th St Ct E, east of Meridian Ave East and across the street from a Les Schwab store, in Edgewood, WA. The West Coast Self-Storage Group is managing the business. Edgewood is about eight miles east of Tacoma. Designed by Stephen Bourne of Site + Plan + Mix LLC, the building has 680 storage spaces. JPR Construction LLC or North Bend, WA, built the facility.
Source: Bonny Lake Patch

2020 LLC opened a 50,000-square-foot, 326-unit self-storage site at 1607 W. 23rd St. in Lawrence, KS. It’s near the University of Kansas, and several student dormitories and apartments. Absolute Storage Management is managing the facility. Source: Inside Self-Storage

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