Public Storage plans to construct two new buildings, including a six-story self-storage facility at 880 S. Pickett St., at Burnside Place, in Alexandria, VA. Construction will begin soon; first, a demolition company must finish knocking down the former BoatUS Association building. There will be commercial tenants on the ground level. The project is near Aslin Beer Co. in the West End, west of South Van Dorn. The second building is planned for multifamily residential.

A rendering of a six-story Public Storage facility that will be built in Alexandria, VA.

Source: Alexandria Living

Planned

Swintstorage, a self-storage developer based in Savannah, Ga., has purchased a former Toys R Us site in Mobile, AL, for $2.7 million. The company plans to renovate the building to hold climate-controlled units. Plans call for adding large roll-up doors so that moving trucks could drive in, unload and then leave. The Toys R Us store closed in 2017. Source: News 5 WKRG

Vacant land in Seffner, FL that will soon be the home of a 59,000 sq.ft. self-storage facility.

In Seffner, FL, a site at US Highway 92 and Pine Street was rezoned to enable another 120 covered RV and boat spaces for a project backed by Burke Development (based in Clearwater, FL) and TDAK Development (based in Seymour, IN). The new space is in addition to the approximately 59,000-square-foot, 462-unit, climate-controlled facility that Hillsborough County approved earlier. The facility is located about 20 minutes east of downtown Tampa. Source: TDAK Development

CSW Development plans to build this storage facility in a Opportunity Zone just west of downtown Dallas.

The developers of Loan Star Self-Storage have obtained $7.5 million in financing for construction and land acquisition to build a 1,255-unit storage facility at 2500 Lone Star Drive in Dallas, TX. The developer, Austin-based Central Southwest Texas Development LLC, was represented by JLL. The project is located within a Qualified Opportunity Zone, providing government tax incentives to redevelop the area.  Source: JLL.

Under construction

With the widening of Highway 146 taking place, Devon Self Storage, 3018 Bayport Blvd., Seabrook, TX, is doing a remodel. The front of the business will be changed to accommodate a new right of way from construction. Source: Community Impact Newspaper

Completed

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Shawnee will have a grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2323 N. Harrison St. in Shawnee, OK. The 88,000-square-foot building has 702 units and climate-control options. It took one year to renovate a former Kmart building on the site. Source: PR Newswire

Legislative

In Wisconsin, the Menomonie City Council will hold a public hearing Nov. 18 about a proposed ordinance amendment that would change the size, location and number of units allowed at storage facilities. The city’s planning commission recommended the changes, which include allowing a maximum of 350 units in one building for those with indoor, climate-controlled capability. Another provision would max out at 200 units for outdoor storage facilities. Source: The Dunn County News

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