In Colorado, the Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission listened to proposals for two self-storage facilities at its Jan. 24 meeting. But the commission was not making any decisions about the sites, instead just submitting comments to Garfield County, to which the two sites are land applications. (If a development is within 3 miles of Carbondale town limits, then Garfield County gives Carbondale’s Planning and Zoning Commission the chance to be a referring entity.)

GO Self Storage has been proposed as a mini storage facility at 12744 Highway 82 in Carbondale. Preliminary plans call for about 85,000 square feet spread over multiple buildings, including 75,000 square feet on three floors in the main structure.

An 85,000-square-foot storage facility is proposed for this site in Carbondale, CO.

“One of the biggest concerns for us for the GO Storage is just the size and the lighting, just because it’s going to be so visible from town,” planner John Leybourne said. “What’s normally dark over there is going to be lit up … It’s going to be a big box that you’re going to be able to see from portions of town.”

The second storage facility, Blue Mountain Mini Storage, would develop almost 6 acres at the intersection of Highway 92 and County Road 100, near the Catherine Store. One concern is that it could exacerbate the existing land scarcity by placing storage on a lot in a platted residential subdivision, Leybourne said.

Source: The Sopris Sun

Planned

The city council will have the final word about the fate of a proposed two-story, 100,850-square-foot self-storage facility at 1552 Quarry Road in the Central Park Commons area, next to Aldi in Eagan, MN. The Advisory Planning Commission advised against the project, believing self-storage is not compatible with the surrounding area. The self-storage site would be the last one on the Quarry Road Planned Development and would sit next to a four-story, 127-unit hotel and multifamily residential apartments. “It’s the best we can do at this site,” said Rick McKelvey, vice president of development for United Properties. “I truly believe that. I wouldn’t be promoting this if I thought there was another commercial use for this site.” Source: Sun This Week

A shopping center developer based in Chattanooga, TN, plans to build a three-story, 94,000-square-foot self-storage building at 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. – the Hamilton Place mall – which is the site of the former Goldsmith store. It will make rezoning requests this month of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission. CubeSmart would manage the facility, which is scheduled to be done by year-end. Source: Times Free Press

Shibber Khan’s Criterion Group plans to build one of Long Island City’s largest self-storage facilities, a nine-story building that would be 115 feet tall and include a commercial facility at 11-08 Northern Blvd (see map below). It would have about 255,000 square feet. (In the Bronx, Public Storage on Gerard Avenue has 270,000-square-feet and is 12 stories high.) There’s been rising demand for self-storage space in the New York metro area, and Criterion Group could draw customers when Amazon opens a headquarters in the self-storage facility’s neighborhood. Source: The Real Deal

Medical Realty Advisors plans to repurpose the former Heritage Home Group headquarters at 1925 Eastchester Drive in High Point, NC into a self-storage facility.. The building is two stories high and has 94,760 square feet. The High Point Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the city council rezone the HHG area to conditional zoning general business. The city council will consider the matter on Feb. 18. Source: Triad Business Journal

This office building in High Point, NC is slated for a second life as self-storage facility.

Charlotte, SC-based Madison Capital Group wants to build a three-story GoStoreIt Self Storage building at Bees Ferry Road and West Ashley Circle – between Walmart and a planned apartment complex – in West Ashley, SC. It would have 85,451 square feet and 587 units. Source: The Post and Courier

Coming soon to West Ashley, SC: a three-story GOStoreIt Self Storage.

Baranof Holdings plans to develop a 1,174-unit self-storage facility with 93,100 square feet in Yonkers, NY, north of New York City. The Dallas-based company will break ground this quarter and Extra Space Storage will manage the property at 324 Nepperhan Ave. The seven-story building will sit on 1.7 acres. The company also is building self-storage facilities in Inglewood and Orange County, CA, and in Seattle, WA. Crow Holdings Capital – Real Estate is an equity partner on those four projects. Baranof also recently bought a development site in Hayward, CA, and entered into a ground lease on another development site in Honolulu, HI. Groundbreaking is scheduled for both projects in Q2. Finally, Baranof is completing planning and entitlement on three more projects, with one in Miami, FL, and two in California’s Bay Area.  Source: Baranof Holdings

Baranof Holdings announced four new projects it is developing with equity partner Crow Holdings Capital.

Cayre Equities, a New York City private real estate investment and development firm, has purchased a nearly 92,000-square-foot building at 1260 Atlantic Ave. in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, with plans to convert the four-story building into a Treasure Island Storage facility. It would be Cayre’s seventh Brooklyn location and would have 1,600 units. Cayre owns and operates the Treasure Island sites, which serve New York and New Jersey. The company has developed nearly 2 million square feet in the past few years. Source: Cayre Equities

Under construction

U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Fairbanks, AK, will start operating in a temporary showroom on March 1, offering truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, moving supplies, portable storage containers and hitch installation. U-Haul bought the former Sears store at 3115 Airport Way, which had 90,890 square feet, on Jan. 19. The company plans to build out 700 units. Source: PR Newswire

U-Haul also purchased a Kmart at 3250 Clear Lake Road in Springfield, Ill., and U-Haul Moving & Storage of Springfield soon will offer self-storage units plus moving supplies. Source: U-Haul

Completed

ARCO-Murray, a design/build firm based in Dallas, TX,  finished building an 825-unit self-storage facility in Frisco, TX, for The Jenkins Organization. The project has 116,000 square feet, which includes 5,000 square feet of climate-controlled wine storage and 1,300 square feet of office space. Source: RE Business Online 

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