Hunt Midwest, a real estate development company based in Kansas City, MO, has begun rolling out new facilities throughout the city under the brand name StorTropolis Self-Storage.

StorTropolis Shawnee was the first to open, at the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Martindale Road, with 580 units plus 30 enclosed ones for boats or RVs. The next to open is StorTropolis Brighton at the northwest corner of Brighton and Missouri Highway 152, with 681 units plus 15 enclosed RV units.

StorTropolis Brighton is the second facility to be developed in Kansas City by Hunt Midwest.

Still to open are StorTropolis Tiffany Springs, scheduled to begin operations in early summer at the northeast corner of Missouri Highway 152 and I-29 in Kansas City, MO, near Barrywoods and Zona Rosa; and StorTropolis Blue Springs, which breaks ground this summer and is expected to open in 2020.

The company plans to build more self-storage sites in the Kansas City area and the Midwest.

Hunt Midwest, which has more than 50 years of development, construction and management experience, is privately owned by the Lamar Hunt family, whose holdings include the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. Its projects have included industrial, commercial, mission-critical, self-storage, residential, multifamily, senior living, mixed-use properties and SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex.


1784 Capital Holdings is starting soon on its latest project, this one a 1,021-unit facility in Goleta, CA.

1784 Capital Holdings LLC, based in Scottsdale, AZ, has bought 2.06 acres at 10 S. Kellogg Ave. in Goleta, CA, where it will create a self-storage facility. It will be a three-story building with 136,067 square feet and 1,021 units. The site is next to Highway 101, near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Self-storage operator Westport Properties plans to build a three-story, 152,000-square-foot facility on a 2.2-acre industrial land site near downtown Los Angeles. Angelus Sheet Metal and Plumbing Supply occupied the site for more than 60 years. The surrounding area is mainly residential, and thus several self-storage developers were interested in the site. Source:

Chino Hills City Council approved development of a $15 million facility to be known as The Storage District.

In California, the Chino Hills City Council approved, by a 4-1 vote, an appeal hearing that will allow a three-story, 130,149-square-foot self-storage structure with contemporary architecture. It’ll have between 850 and 950 units, and the $15 million project will be called The Storage District. It’s proposed for the southwest corner of Soquel Canyon Parkway and Fairfield Ranch Road, east of Hotel Chino Hills. There also will be a 2,000-square-foot area for a guest lobby, office area, locker units for inventory storage and a glass-enclosed conference room. Nancy Bane of Sorsirs Inc. is the developer. Source: Champion Newspapers

The Washington County Planning Commission approved a site plan for North End Storage II for 73 storage units on the south side of Longmeadow Road north of Hagerstown, MD. They would be built on nearly 5 acres, west of The Good Shepherd Ministries. Taylor Oliver, owner of Oliver Homes, also owns the land. Site work may begin within five months, with the units ready to open in spring 2020. The Olivers also own North End Storage, which is across from Oliver Homes in Leitersburg Pike. Source: Herald-Mail Media

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The development of Right Move Storage is close to completion in Texas City, TX.

A redevelopment project at the former Mall of the Mainland in Texas City, TX, is near completion. Houston-based Right Move Storage will manage and lease a 1,052-unit self-storage portfolio created from the redevelopments of the Falstaff Brewery in Galveston, TX, and the former mall. The 63,675-square-foot Texas City site has 616 units; the Galveston site, 436 units in 50,000 square feet, and will open in April. Attorney Jerome Karam of JMK5 Holdings owns the properties. Source: The Houston Chronicle

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Joplin opened Feb. 11 at 1410 E. 7th St. in that Missouri city. The site is a former May’s Drug Warehouse. The company is repurposing a 44,682-square-foot building for self-storage, and renovations are expected to be completed by March 15. Source: PR Newswire


Stone Creek Self-Storage has opened in Broken Arrow, OK, located west of the Creek Turnpike. It has 215 units and 37,000 square feet. Construction on phase two, which would have 108 units and 18,900 square feet, may begin in the summer. Five partners, including The Jenkins Co., own the facility. Source: Tulsa World 

Value Store It Miami Airport Center opened a new self-storage facility in the airport’s Center Plaza, a few minutes from Miami International Airport in the western Miami-Dade region, in Florida. It has 850 units and more than 75,000 square feet. It’s located at 7500 NW 25th St. #120. Privately owned Value Store It is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Source: PR Newswire 

A rendering of the new Extra Space Storage recently opened at Unser Boulevard and Ladera Road in 

Albuquerque by Titan Development.

Titan Development has opened an Extra Space Storage facility with 103,000 square feet and 790 units on Ladera Road and Unser Boulevard, in the Albuquerque Westside area. Titan Development plans to open six new self-storage sites in New Mexico and Arizona: Extra Space Storage Rodeo in Santa Fe, NM, was finished in October; Extra Space Storage Corrales in Rio Rancho was completed in December, with 88,000 square feet and 650 units; Extra Space Storage Vegas Verde in Santa Fe was finished in January; and two Arizona facilities are planned to open in April. Titan Development is a real estate developer that opened in 1999. Source: Albuquerque Business First 

EliteStor, a new storage facility will open soon in St. Rose, Louisiana.

In April, EliteStor will open a new self-storage facility at 1611-310 Service Road in St. Rose, LA, about 20 miles from New Orleans. The company’s goal is to make it “the South’s premier storage for boats and RVs.” It will have 15,000 square feet and 20-plus units for RVs, boats and autos, with unit sizes as big as 15 X 50 feet. Source: PR Newswire

Bruce Goldberg