The Roll Up: Weekly Self-Storage Development Round Up 5.1.19

Bruce Goldberg
May 1, 2019

U-Haul plans to convert a former Toys ‘R’ Us into a self-storage facility at 2115 West St. in Annapolis, MD. The closed store has 41,440 square feet. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Annapolis, which is operating from a temporary space, plans to reopen in the new space in 2020, using about 10,000 square feet. U-Haul has 35 company-owned and operated stores in Maryland.

Source: Baltimore Business Journal 


Storage Place LLC wants to build two 15,000-square-foot self-storage buildings on Route 1 in Charlestown, RI. The Planning Commission took testimony at a recent public information meeting. The facility would be built on a 2.8-acre parcel on land purchased from Charlestown Willows Inc. There is disagreement over expectations because the project falls within a Groundwater Protection District and thus subject to more regulation. The meeting was continued until May 22. Source: The Westerly Sun

One up, one down for A to Z Self Storage at 1340 Tatamy Road in Palmer Township, PA. The Board of Supervisors approved a conditional-use plan for the facility, which is owned by Fenstermaker Enterprises LLC, but hesitated about offering the usual deferrals for curbing, sidewalks and tree plantings on the frontage portion of the property. Dean Fenstermaker seeks to build two two-story storage buildings, one 70 x 100 feet at the rear of the property and the other 50 x 250 feet, which would replace the front parking lot now used for vehicle storage. The supervisors approved the buildings request and tabled the sidewalks deferral until their June 25 meeting. Source: 69 News, WFMZ-TV

Plans to convert a vacant Kmart into a self-storage facility have gotten a green light in Plainfield Township, MI.

A former Kmart store at 4151 Plainfield Ave. NE will become a self-storage facility in Plainfield Township, MI, following approval by the township’s board. The plan is to use the back 70 percent of the building for storage and the rest of the space for commercial warehouse. The Kmart building has about 100,000 square feet of space. A rezoning to Planned Unit Development was needed because the site’s commercial zoning did not include self-storage as allowable. The PUD plan makes the self-storage use compatible with the area. Source:


Meathead Wine Storage, which is part of Meathead Movers, opened in San Luis Obispo, CA. It has 427 units, is located at 4468 Broad Street, Suite 110, and will go along with the 92-locker wine storage facility that opened in 2014 on South Higuera Street. Its features include redundant and monitored temperature and humidification systems, and backup power. It will hold a grand opening form 5-7 p.m. May 3. Source: A-Town Daily News

In April, David Postar opened the fourth location of Discount Storage, this one at 14416 Indiana Ave. in South Lubbock, TX. It has 450 units. He began building, designing and operating self-storage properties more than 24 years ago. Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Yellow Door Storage has opened recently in Argyle, TX.

Yellow Door Storage, which has 890 units, has opened at 812 Crawford Road, next to the new Wise Health Emergency Center and urgent care facility, in the Argyle, TX area. The three-story, 77,000-square foot building has eight drive-up storage buildings behind it. Denton-based NorthBridge Investments picked the location for the development. Source: The Cross Timbers Gazette

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