Leland Self Storage has opened in Leland, NC, with a three-story, 75,000-square-foot building, nearly 500 units and a heavy emphasis on climate control to counteract the state’s high humidity. The new facility is aimed at the Brunswick County and greater Wilmington area markets. The Leland location is 100 percent climate-controlled, which co-owner Manoj Bhatia said…

The Brentwood Planning Commission in Tennessee has approved a site plan for a Bell Self-Storage facility of 100,000 square feet at 236 Wilson Pike Circle. Bell & Associates Construction is backing the project. It would the largest of seven self-storage facilities in Brentwood. The property previously was the site of Jim Johnson Landscaping. Source: Nashville…

Is this the self-storage center of the future? U-Haul International Inc. wants to build its inaugural Smart Mobility Center in Tallahassee, FL, where city commissioners approved the company’s request to create a Planned Unit Development for about 24 acres near Capital Circle Northwest and Tennessee Street. The center would have up to 85,000 square feet…

The Montgomery County Planning Board will meet Dec. 14 to consider complaints by environmental and community groups about a proposed self-storage facility in the Bethesda, MD, neighborhood of Westbard. The developer, Bethesda Self Storage Partners LLC, would like to build a 195,227-square-foot facility at 5204 River Road, with four levels below ground and five above…

A Northbrook, IL-based contractor has purchased a historic warehouse building in Milwaukee with plans to convert it into a 1000-unit self-storage facility. Platform II-Wisconsin, led by Scott Krone of Coda Design Build, purchased the eight-story building at 3742 W. Wisconsin Avenue for $1.8 million. The seller, C.H. Coakley & Co., is a local moving and storage company….

Three small properties that have been nicknamed “piano keys” were approved for sale by the Downtown Investment Authority’s Strategic Implementation Committee in Brooklyn, a neighborhood of Jacksonville, FL. “Piano keys” refers to their small size and nearness to other thin sites. One of the properties is a 0.08-acre site near Elder Street and Myrtle Avenue…

Public Storage purchased the headquarters of BoatUS in Alexandria, VA, for $13.7 million. The 7.3-acre site at 880 S. Pickett St. includes a 93,000-square-foot flex-industrial building. It’s not yet known if Public Storage plans to develop the property as self-storage. The site is part of Alexandria’s Eisenhower West Small Area Plan, whose goal is to…