DealPoint Merrill project DealPoint Merrill project

Real estate development firm DealPoint Merrill LLC plans to convert a former Walmart store in Joliet, IL, into an 865-unit self-storage facility. The Joliet City Council recently approved a special use permit for the conversion project (artist’s rendering at top). The 116,000-square-foot retail building, at 305 S. Larkin Ave., has been vacant for seven years….

RoboVault RoboVault

RoboVault, a high-end, high-tech storage center in South Florida, might be expanding in 2015. Susan McGregor, president and general manager of the facility, told The SpareFoot Storage Beat that RoboVault is considering the use of up to 20,000 existing square feet for the expansion. The facility, which opened in 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, encompasses about…