A former industrial drum manufacturing plant in Tonawanda, NY will become a self-storage facility in a $30 million project. Boxes Builders, a self-storage developer in Greenwood, IN, plans to rework the former Greif Inc. packing plant at 2122 Colvin Blvd. into 800 climate-controlled units in 138,000 square feet.

The site also will provide outdoor parking for RVs and boats. Life Storage will manage the facility, which Boxes Builders will own. The project is estimated to take 12 months.  Source: Buffalo News 


Insite Property Group acquired its first development site in Seattle, WA. It will be a SecureSpace self-storage facility and will include three stories, 98,000 net rentable square feet and more than 1,000 units. It will be located in the West Seattle peninsula.  Source: InSite Property Group

Self-storage, as well as a coffee shop and a bakery, are coming to Torrey Road in Fenton, MI. Adam Shoemaker, owner of Unlimited Offroad, hopes to split off 1.113 acres of residential land at 11394 Torrey Road to combine it with 11428 Torrey Road and change the zoning from R-3, single family residential to C-3, general commercial. This would result in 4 acres for commercial property, the minimum required for self-storage in a C-3 district. The second reading and vote is scheduled for June 21.  Source: Tri-County Times

Bruce Goldberg