Two businesses will have to move in order to make room for an expansion of Grand River Mini-Storage in Howell Township, MI—and they’ve come up with a unique solution.

The expansion plans of Grand River Mini-Storage will displace Auto One Glass & Accessories and and local “party store” On the Go. The latter two businesses have decided to team up and move into a proposed new building across the street.

“We’re getting kicked out of this place after almost 19 years,” said Ron Overbeck, co-owner of Auto One. “So, we decided to build a new building with the guy next door.”

Sandeep Ghelani, owner of On the Go, wants to build a 7,100-square-foot building at 2425 W. Grand River Ave., to hold what would be called the Grand River Party Store, plus the auto shop.

Grand River Mini Storage is 92 percent occupied and ready to expand.

Grand River Mini-Storage plans to expand by adding a three-story, 19,000-square-foot building. It currently has 550 storage units, and the new building will add 150.

Source: Livingston Daily


U-Haul plans to rework 44,682 square feet into self-storage after taking over a former May’s Drug Warehouse site at 1410 E. Seventh St. in Joplin, MO. U-Haul has been offering truck and trailer rentals, moving supplies and portable storage containers since opening on the site Feb. 11. The company also plans to consolidate its existing location at 2521 E. Seventh St. into the new facility. Source: The Joplin Globe

U-Haul must alter its design for its conversion of this former Wal-Mart store in Kenosha into 900 storage units.

The Kenosha Plan Commission has told U-Haul Moving and Storage of Kenosha to alter the design of its exterior and parking lot that surrounds the former Walmart store at 4404 52nd St. before it can get a conditional use permit from the city. U-Haul plans to build out the building’s interior with about 900 self-storage units. U-Haul already owns the building and has been using part of it to conduct business. Source: Kenosha News

A developer obtained approval to build a 60,000-square-foot storage facility in Hoover, AL.

Developer Zac Parrish of Parrish Building Co. received approval from the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission to build a three-story, 60,000-square-foot self-storage building and strip retail center off Alabama 50 near Ross Ridge Parkway. The project still requires City Council approval. Source: Hoover Sun

Under construction

CH SS Fund-Nuvo Dev Palm Beach Gardens Riverside LLC, an affiliate of Nuvo Development, which is based in Winter Park, FL, won financing of $11 million and broke ground on a three-story self-storage facility at 10384 Riverside Drive in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The financing came from Branch Banking & Trust Co. DeAngelis Diamond Construction has begun building a three-story building that will go up on a 3.4-acre site, and it will have 99,183 square feet. The project will replace an old warehouse building, some of which will be repurposed into an 18,650-square-foot office building. Source: South Florida Business Journal

Construction of a three-story facility with 90,000 square feet is underway in Colorado Springs.

Wentworth Property Co. has begun building a three-story, 90,000 net-rentable-square-foot (123,600 total square feet) facility at the southeast corner of Lee Vance View and Woodmen road in Colorado Springs, CO. It will be called Security Self-Storage, and have 873 climate-controlled units and three internal loading bays. Landvest Management will manage the facility; Landvest runs four other Security Self-Storage sites in Colorado Springs, as well as in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Florida and Georgia. The project will be finished in July. Source: Wentworth Property Co.


Safeguard recently completed a new storage facility on Long Island, its 28th in the New York metro.

Safeguard Self Storage opened its 28th facility in the New York metropolitan area on Feb. 15, this one on Merrick Road in Valley Stream on Long Island. It has 747 units and 52,054 square feet. Jack Davila is the facility manager. Valley Stream is the company’s 72nd facility nationwide. Source: Safeguard Self Storage

U-Haul plans a March 22 grand-opening event for its new indoor self-storage facility at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown Riverfront at 222 Lake St. in Shreveport, LA. It will have more than 750 units in the renovated building, which formerly housed the Shreveport Times. Source: PR Newswire

Bruce Goldberg