The Roll Up: Self Storage Development News Archive

This page is an archive of self-storage development news covered by the SpareFoot Storage Beat. The Roll Up column includes details on projects in various stages of development including planned, under construction and completed projects.

SpareFoot sources information for development news either directly from developers and storage operators, or from publicly available news sources.

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September 2020

Safeguard Self Storage opened an 853-unit, 63,235-square-foot facility at 1522 Old Country Road in Plainview, on New York’s Long Island. All units will be climate-controlled. The company has six facilities on Long Island and 76 nationwide. Safeguard also is working on developing five more facilities in Florida, five in New York and one in Philadelphia.

Source: Safeguard Self Storage


In Michigan, the Macomb Township Planning Commission gave final approval to a Safestore self-storage facility for Elite Corporate Park. The park will go south of 23 Mile Road and west of Romeo Plank Road. Source: Macomb Township Chronicle

Stor-All Development of Deerfield Beach, FL, seeks a zoning change for a 1.61-acre parcel so it can put up a self-storage facility in the Goulds neighborhood of southern Miami-Dade County. The four-story facility would total 111,360 square feet. The site is at 23025 S. Dixie Highway/US 1. Source: South Florida Business Journal 

A former Toys R Us store southwest of Academy Boulevard and Galley Road in Colorado Springs, CO will be converted into a self-storage facility by Denver, CO-based In Self Storage. The company paid $1.5 million for the Toys R Us building, which has 47,000 square feet. In Self Storage hopes to open the new storage facility by summer 2021. It operates 23 sites in Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Source: The Gazette


Life Storage was chosen to manage a new self-storage facility built by Patagon Ventures LLC, of Park City, UT, at 150 Riverside St. in Portland, ME. The three-story building has 101,979 square feet and 842 climate-controlled units. Boardwalk Storage Solutions was the contractor. Life Storage operates more than 875 storage sites in 29 states and Ontario, Canada. Source: Life Storage

JPN Self-Storage opened Sept. 19 at 107 Hissey Road in Grasonville, MD. Owner Gurjit Nijjar named the new facility after his daughter, Joban. Source: Bay Times and Record Observer

StorQuest Self Storage has opened a facility with climate-controlled units at 21008 Bothell Everett Highway in Bothell, WA. Source: PR Newswire

Insite Property Group has completed and opened a new self-storage facility in Kearny, NJ. The 113,000-square-foot facility is operating under its SecureSpace brand name and management platform. Source: Insite Property Group


The Belleville, IL City Council postponed a vote on whether or not self-storage customers should pay a 5% tax on their rental fees. The vote will take place in March. Proponents say the new revenue would help pay for city services. Opponents said a new tax should not be implemented during the pandemic, with people already hurting financially.  Source: Belleville News-Democrat

Arizona Self-Storage secured an $8.5 million conventional construction to permanent loan to build a new self-storage facility in Arizona. Scottsdale, AZ brokerage Integrity Capital LLC helped get a conventional construction to permanent loan. The facility will be at Craycroft Road and River Road.


U-Haul plans to bring a retail and self-storage facility to the LaVilla neighborhood in Jacksonville, FL. On Aug. 25, It purchased a 91-year-old building with 34,289 square feet at 141 Myrtle Avenue N, where it plans to offer storage, truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, moving supplies, U-Box portable storage containers and more. The first phase will have 231 units. Source: PR Newswire 

Walt Stinson of Gorham, ME, has proposed a self-storage facility that would have nine buildings and a total of 64,575 square feet at 551 Main St., at the intersection of routes 25 and 237 in Mosher Corner, on former farm property. The main building would have 7,200 square feet. If he gets Planning Board approval, Stinson will donate a vintage barn there to the Shaw Brothers Family Foundation for its Cherry Hill Farm. Source: American Journal

The Planning Commission unanimously recommended the City Council approve a 72,300-square-foot self-storage facility on South Dupont Boulevard in Milford, DE. It’ll go on a 9-acre parcel on the east side of US 113, south of the Del. 14 intersection. First Stage Self Storage will be the owner.  Source: Delaware State News

In California, the Santa Clarita City Council will consider a three-story self-storage facility now that the Planning Commission approved design changes. The facility would have 156,000 square feet, 1,200 units and 21 parking spaces. The three-story building would have a clock tower and would be made to look as if it was a two-story structure. It would be located at the southwest corner of Golden Valley Road and Valley Center Drive in Canyon Country. Source:

Hanlon Architects submitted plans to redevelop a former Toys “R” Us building of 45,000 square feet at 621 Bank St. in Yorktown, NY into a CubeSmart Self Storage on 3 acres of land. The project needs a zoning amendment to move forward. Source: The Examiner

The Planning Board in Colonie, NY rejected preliminary plans to build a new self-storage facility on New Karner Road. The plan called for a three-story, 92,676-square-foot building, taking 2 acres of a 4-acre plot. Luigi Palleschi of ABD Engineers presented the plan on behalf of Tony Casale. The developer will need to return with a revised plan to obtain approval. Source: Colonie Spotlight

Under construction

A three-story self-storage facility is going up in Bellmawr, NJ, on the site that formerly was home to the Pennant/Dick Lee’s building, which has been demolished. The new facility is expected to be completed in the first half of 2021. Source: 42 Freeway

Property demolition has begun on the 1500 block of Ridgely Street in the Carroll-Camden Industrial Area to create space for a 950-unit Beyond Self Storage facility in Baltimore, MD. The 1.14-acres site is bounded by Worcester Street to the north, Denver Street to the east, Ridgely Street to the west and a commercial-use property to the south. North Point Development of Riverside, MO, is the developer of the 121,000-square-foot project. Source:

A former Toys R Us store, which closed in 2018 in North Olmsted, OH, is going to become a Space Shop Self Storage. That Atlanta, GA-based company has 86 locations, with one in Columbus, OH and the others in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Stein Investment Group of Atlanta purchased the 40,000-square-foot building at 27408 Lorain Road. for $2.4 million on Aug. 20. Source: Crains Cleveland 


Life Storage Inc., which operates more than 875 storage facilities in 29 states and Ontario, Canada, has added to its management portfolio four Atlanta, GA-based climate-controlled sites that recently finished construction.

Diamond Point Development LLC, in partnership with Castle Hill Investors LLC, developed three Diamond Point facilities.

  • The first one is at 1745 Roswell Road in Marietta, and has four stories, 793 units and 99,700 square feet.
  • The second Diamond Point, at 815 W. Lanier Ave. in Fayetteville, is three stories, with 745 units and 105,000 square feet.
  • The third Diamond Point facility, at 6434 Covington Highway in Lithonia, is a bi-level facility with 689 climate-controlled units, 167 drive-up units and 112,564 square feet.
  • SAFStor Inc. developed the fourth site at 430 Bishop Street N.W. in Atlanta. The three-story building has 901 units and 79,035 square feet.

1745 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA

Source: Life Storage


A three-story, 94,251-square-foot self-storage facility has been proposed as part of 120,129 square feet of development being sought on a 4.34-acre property near the northeast corner of Lake Worth Road and Nassau Road in Palm Beach County, FL. It’s behind the 7-Eleven at 7479 Lake Worth Road. Landowners Palm West Professional Plaza LLC and Lake Worth Commercial Association back the project. Source: CRE South Florida Sources

Bravo Development hopes to build a 102,000-square-foot, 834-unit self-storage facility at 250 Randall Road in South Elgin, IL. It would have a three-story building and two smaller structures on a 3-acre lot. It would be at the northwest corner of Randall Road and Gyorr Avenue. The plans await approval by the South Elgin Village Board. Source: Chicago Tribune

It’s good-bye to a former Crunch Fitness gym and hello to a 74,936-square-foot storage facility plus a 1,229-square-foot office space in the northeast corner of Northlake Boulevard and Interstate 95 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The gym will be demolished. Source: The Palm Beach Post

Buffalo Self-Storage LLC, which is based in Monte Serano, CA, wants to spend $5 million to renovate more than 75,000 square feet of the former Kaufman’s Bakery plant into a self-storage operation with up to 775 units. That would take up about one-third of the former bakery. The new business would be a tenant with others in the 203,350-square-foot building at 2381 Fillmore Ave., which closed in 2003.  Source: Buffalo Business First

Strategic Storage Growth Trust II Inc. plans to expand its self-storage facility in Mill Creek, a suburb of Seattle, WA, after buying a 4.8-acre parcel of land next to its 660-unit, 65,400-square-foot operation at 16618 Bothell Everett Highway. The expansion will add approximately 420 climate-controlled units and 36,400 rentable square feet. The site is located across from the Laurels at Mill Creek apartment complex.  Source: PR Newswire


StorQuest opened a self-storage facility at 5365 N. Island Waterpark Drive – next to The Island Waterpark - in Fresno, CA. Source: Yahoo! Finance

The William Warren Group also opened a new StorQuest facility in a single-story building of 103,000 square feet at 1324 Coldwell Ave. in Modesto, CA, across the street from Modesto Junior College. The Grupe Cos. owns the self-storage property. The building formerly was an industrial warehouse that was completed in 1946. The owner bought the property for $4.3 million from Centerra Capital in June 2019.  Source: Commercial Property Executive

 Safeguard Self Storage opened an expansion of its Erato Street Safeguard that adds 544 climate-controlled units and 44,346 rentable square feet to the existing 459 units in 33,311 rentable square feet at 919B Erato St. in New Orleans, LA. The company has six facilities in the New Orleans market and 75 operating nationwide. Source: Safeguard Self Storage

The City Council in Santa Maria, CA approved a U-Haul proposal to convert a former Kmart building into a self-storage and office facility. U-Haul bought the 13-acre property at 2875 Santa Maria Way when Kmart filed for bankruptcy and closed several stores, including this one, in early 2019. The new business will have 635 storage units and U-Box self-storage space.

Source: Noozhawk

Under construction

Buffalo Mountain Storage is building a three-story, 459-unit, climate-controlled self-storage facility in Silverthorne, CO, which is along the Interstate 70 corridor. The company hopes to open the business in January. “Silverthorne is growing by leaps and bounds and we have very little storage,” said Kim Anderson, property manager. Ken Marsh is one of two partners in the company. Source: dcb Construction Co. Inc.

A new Sentry Self-Storage facility in Arlington, TN, with room for approximately 550 units, is being built near the Arlington exit of Interstate 40. It’s part of the Arlington Trails development by Grant Properties. Chris Woods Construction is building the facility, which should be ready by year-end. Source: Daily Memphian 


Built Partnership has completed a large renovation and expansion of Spring Grove Self Storage at 4681 Spring Grove Ave. in Cincinnati, OH, by exit 6 of Interstate 75. The 146,000-square-foot facility now has 250 new climate-controlled units plus 140 parking spots for autos, boats and RVs. The second phase of the expansion begins in 2021. Source: PR Newswire

A CubeSmart managed facility opened at 38932 U.S Highway 19 North in Tarpon Springs, FL. It has 610 climate-controlled units and 64,865 rentable square feet. NitNeil Partners is the owner. Griffco Design/Build was the general contractor. Source: LinkedIn

Simply Self Storage opened a new self-storage facility at 670 E. Jericho Turnpike, in Huntington Station on Long Island, NY. The three-story building has 824 units and 73,365 rentable square feet. Source: Simply Self Storage


In Wilmington, NC, New Haven County leaders are considering an amendment to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance that would add new requirements for self-storage buildings on College Road, Carolina Beach Road and Castle Hayne Road. There are concerns about the aesthetics of such facilities when allowed by right. The amendments would add additional design standards for self-storage buildings. Source: WECT News

City Manager Edward M Augustus Jr. has recommended to the Worcester, MA City Council an amendment to the zoning ordinance to establish zoning requirements for self-storage facilities. He said that would create zoning requirements specifically for such facilities and prevent overbuilding them. Since 2016, six self-storage facilities with a combined 700,000-plus square feet have been permitted in the city. Source:

The Punta Gorda City Council approved the final steps to enable Punta Gorda Self Storage and a bakery to annex inside the city’s limits. The owners filed their paperwork months ago, but the coronavirus delayed public hearings until recently. The self-storage facility is at 3086 Cooper St. in that Florida city. Bobby and Hope Cox took over that facility four years ago.    Source:


Inland Real Estate Commercial Brokerage Inc. sold a 5-acre parcel at 880 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard, IL, for $1.2 million. Buyer Beyond Self-Storage plans to build a facility there. The company has 25 locations and operates more than 20,000 storage units nationwide. Lombard will be Beyond Self-Storage’s fourth location in the state. Paul Montes and Eric Spiess, senior vice presidents of Inland Commercial Brokerage, facilitated the deal. Source: REjournals

Community Board 2 will discuss an application for a self-storage warehouse at 105 Ridgeway Ave. in Staten Island, NY during a video conference land-use public hearing. Source:


Redondo Beach, CA-based Trojan Storage is completing two new self-storage projects. The first (pictured above) is a 1,265-unit facility in San Jose, CA totaling 121,786 square feet of rentable space. The other is a 849-unit facility in Portland, OR with 93,110 square feet of space to rent.

Hunt Midwest opened a 138,000-square-foot StorTropolis self-storage facility at 3140 NW Jefferson St. in Blue Springs, MO. The company also started building a 111,000-square-foot facility in Lenexa, KS, and also has opened two sites in Kansas City and one in Shawnee, KS. Its three-story buildings range from 104,000 to 138,000 square feet and offer between 580 and 760 climate-controlled units. Storage Asset Management, a privately owned, third-party management company, operates StorTropolis.  Source: REBusinessOnline

Tell City, Indiana-based Lighthouse Storage  has opened a new facility at 2429 U.S. Highway 60 in Henderson, KY. The facility has 291-units ready to rent, with 60 more to be completed later this month. The facility is the company's fourth location, with two more in development

StorQuest Express Self-Service Storage opened in Palm Coast, FL. It’s near the intersection of Palm Harbor Parkway and North Old Kings Road. The William Warren Group Inc. owns StorQuest. Source: Yahoo! Finance



August 2020

U-Haul would like to buy an 11.43-acre property, formerly a Kmart store, at 5400 S. Cedar St. in Lansing, MI. The company then would convert it, at a cost of $8 million to $10 million, into a U-Haul Moving and Storage store that would have climatized indoor self-storage plus truck and trailer rentals. U-Haul also would provide two outparcels along South Cedar Street frontage for commercial development.

Source: Lansing State Journal 


The Planning Board in Jackson Township, NJ, approved an application from SAFStore Land Co. LLC to put up a 104,211-square-foot, three-story self-storage building on West County Line Road (Route 526). The facility will have 819 units and a 675-square-foot business office. Source:


Safeguard Self Storage opened a new, 964-unit, 73,334-square-foot self-storage facility at 66 Goffle Road in Hawthorne, NJ.  It opened Aug. 5. Jose Rodriguez is the facility manager. The company has 73 other facilities nationwide, including five in Florida, five in New York, one in New Orleans and one in Philadelphia.

Brookwood Properties, which is based in Baton Rouge, LA, opened a 920-unit self-storage facility in Slidell, LA. Life Storage Inc., a self-storage REIT based in Buffalo, NY, will manage the 118,340-square-foot property at 1540 Lindberg Drive, 32 miles north of New Orleans. Source: REBusiness Online

Personal Mini Storage finished the expansion of its Fanning Springs facility in Florida. It added 6,600 rental square feet and 44 climate-controlled storage units. The property is 1.5 miles south of Fanning Springs State Park at 16910 U.S. 19.  Personal Mini Storage manages 45 self-storage locations in Central Florida. Source: PR Newswire


The city of Belleville, IL is considering adding a 5% tax on rental fees paid by users of self-storage facilities. Backers say it would help pay for city services, such as police and fire protection, and snow removal. But “Our taxes on these buildings are already astronomical. They’re very expensive,” said Trent Overhue, whose family paid $1.4 million to buy a vacant Shop ’n Save at 4201 North Belt West to open a self-storage business there. He estimates they will have to pay more than $80,000 a year in property taxes on the site. Belleville’s Ordinance and Legal Review Committee is expected to vote on the proposal in mid-September.   Source: Belleville News-Democrat

U-Haul on Aug. 3 opened a new, 71,333-square-foot self-storage facility on the site of the former Mosley Motel, 4225 Fulton Industrial Blvd. in Atlanta, GA. The facility sits on an 11-acre site and now has 164 climate-controlled units, with plans to eventually add another 800. U-Haul also is closing its self-move store at 4375 Fulton Industrial Blvd. and is seeking a tenant for it. Source: Commercial Property Executive


Southern Pines, NC town officials have reviewed a modified plan for a proposed three-story, climate-controlled self-storage facility in Southern Pines Village, on Brucewood Road between the Elmcroft of Southern Pines senior living facility and Residence Inn by Marriott. The proposed site is 2.54 acres and is zoned for mixed-use development, which does not include self-storage. There have been concerns about traffic safety, impacts on neighboring properties and not being consistent with the town’s long-range land plan. The Town Council will discuss the matter on Aug. 24. Source:


Absolute Storage Investments partnered with SRM Storage LLC to open Absolute Storage of Mary Esther at 300 Mary Esther Blvd. in Mary Esther, FL. It has 454 units and 53,232 square feet of rentable storage space. Source: Benzinga 

Life Storage Inc. is managing a new 144,000-square-foot, 1,045-unit self-storage facility at 119 W. 1st St in Tulsa, OK. It’s across from the BOK Event and Entertainment Center. DealPoint Merrill bought the Tulsa World Warehouse in June 2019 and converted it into the storage facility.  Source: Life Storage Inc.

Jerry Jones and his wife Jenni have renovated the former Augustine Ted Furniture Warehouse at 5680 W. Old Highway in Salina, KS. They renamed it the Tumbleweed. It now offers event venues (the Augustine Venue has 10,000 square feet; The Landing, with 3,400 square feet, has room for 100 people). The property also has a 9,000-square-foot storage warehouse for collectors, and it also offers 10 smaller storage units. Source: Salina Journal


In Washington state, the Woodland City Council voted unanimously to not allow new self-service storage facilities within city limits. The city already has too many such businesses (six storage facilities within city limits and another six within a half-mile of the city) for its size population, according to a Community Development report. City Council members said this would let the city encourage development of businesses that create more jobs and foot traffic. The city earlier prohibited building of new self-service storage facilities in central business and residential zones; now the ban is citywide. There is at least one self-storage under development that will be grandfathered in. Source: The Daily News

In the first seven months of 2020, The Hampshire Cos., a private real estate investment firm, added eight self-storage facilities totaling 821,410 square feet in five states. The company, based in Morristown, NJ, also has four other self-storage projects underway, with another four in the pipeline.

Here’s a look at the eight new ones opened this year:

  • In Miami, FL, the company built an 83,908-square-foot, 675-unit Extra Space Storage facility at 3095 SW 39th It’s located two miles from the University of Miami.
  • An Extra Space Storage location at 145 Corliss St., Providence, RI, has 110,524 square feet and 863 units.
  • In New Jersey, the company turned a former National Guard Armory at 1189 Magnolia Ave. in Elizabeth into a 100,200-square-foot, 760-unit Extra Space Storage site. (pictured above)
  • In New Jersey, it turned a redeveloped site into a 102,344-square-foot, 807-unit Extra Space Storage at 11 Franklin Ave. in Belleville. It’s joined by a Wawa, a medical office building and a pharmacy.
  • In New Jersey, it built from the ground up a 94,000-square-foot, 656-unit CubeSmart at 900 State St. in Perth Amboy.
  • In New Jersey, it delivered a 120,524-square-foot, 903-unit Extra Space Storage site at 141 US-206 in Hillsborough.
  • In Syracuse, NY, the company transformed a former Sam’s Club at 269 Erie Blvd. into a 109,310-square-foot, 882-unit CubeSmart site. It opened in April.
  • And in New London, CT, it built a 100,000-square-foot, 760-unit CubeSmart building along Interstate 95.


A $6.5 million land buy has set up Storquest Self-Storage to build its 66th property in California, a seven-story, 127,000-square-foot structure on Roscoe Boulevard in Van Nuys. The company bought a 1.2-acre parcel next to the 405 Freeway. Lee & Associates represented the seller, who was not disclosed. An existing 8,000-square-foot, one-story building will be demolished at the site. Construction is planned to start this month and to be finished in Q4 2021. Source: San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Wegman Cos. of Rochester, NY and Columbia Pacific of Seattle hope to bring a self-storage facility to a 45,000-square-foot former Toys ‘R’ building to Jefferson Valley, NY. It would back up to Route 6. Source: Tap into Yorktown

Public Storage seeks to nearly double the size of its facility located west of Boca Raton, FL. It would like to expand at a 4-acre site at 20599 81st Way South that’s owned by PS Boca Raton Turnpike 2013 LLC, a subsidiary of Public Storage, and is north of Glades Road and west of Florida’s Turnpike. The company proposes adding a three-story building with 71,940 square feet.  Adding that to the existing 84,471 square feet of self-storage that was finished in 2009 would result in a total of 156,411 square feet with 1,224 storage units. Source: South Florida Business Journal


Store it All Self Storage has opened at 1018 S. Paca St. in the Pigtown area of Baltimore, MD. The company renovated a three-story building built in 1906 as a slaughterhouse, and added an adjacent six-story structure. The business has 692 climate-controlled storage units. Source:

Janko Group LLC and Blue Ribbon Capital LLC have opened a Life Storage Inc. self-storage facility at 1991 W. Haven Ave. in New Lenox, IL, along Interstate 80 west of the Lincoln Highway. It has 100,000 rentable square feet, with 630 climate-controlled units plus 36 drive-up, non-climate controlled boat/RV units. Janko Group, a real estate investment firm, opened in 1988. Blue Ribbon Capital is a real estate development and capital financing firm, focusing on hospitality, student housing and self-storage.   Source: Life Storage Inc.

Under construction

A new self-storage facility is going up near Palmetto Bay at 17500 Cleveland Ave. in Florida’s southern Miami-Dade County. The Feldman Cos., which manages Palmetto Bay Storage Development LLC, received a $14.54 million construction loan from New Wave Loans Residential. The project takes up 2.55 acres. The structure will be 164,000 square feet, which includes about 104,000 square feet of rentable space, and it should be completed by September 2021.  Source: South Florida Business Journal

Bluebird Self-Storage has finished building a four-story self-storage Life Storage facility at 1580 Victoria Street E. in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. It’s at the intersection of Highway 401 and Thickson Road. The facility has 130,000 square feet and 990 climate-controlled units. Source: Bluebird Self-Storage

The 360 CB Fund I, based in White Plains, NY, wants to foreclose on a 1,182-unit self-storage project in New Rochelle, NY, claiming it’s owed more than $2.7 million by New Rochelle Birch Development LLC and Ira Schwartz, a managing partner who guaranteed the loan.

The developer had planned to build a $25 million ExtraSpace Storage warehouse at 2 Birch St., near a New England Thruway interchange, Kings Highway and Main Street. The New Rochelle Development Agency approved $2.5 million in tax subsidies. Construction was slated to start in 2018 and be finished by the end of 2019, but the loan was extended four times. Source: Westfair Online 


A storage facility is slated to replace the Governors Motor Inn in Gulderland, NY.

The former Governors Motor Inn, vacant since 2010 after a fire, will be demolished and replaced by four self-storage buildings at 2501 and 2505 Western Ave. in Guilderland, NY. One building would have both temperature-controlled and non-temperature-controlled units; the other three structures each would have non-temperature-controlled units. Each building will have one story, and building one would be 26,775 square feet, two would be 9,600 square feet, three would be 6,750 square feet and four would be 4,200 square feet. Store Away at Western Ave is the applicant. Store Away purchased the motor inn property for $150,000. Source: The Altamont Enterprise

City and county commissioners will consider an application for Storage One Inc., which specializes in miniature warehouses, to rezone 10 acres behind Armuchee Self-Storage at 4753 Martha Berry Highway in Rome, GA. The company would like to rezone 10 of its 53 vacant acres to the west of Stonegable Drive from suburban residential to heavy commercial. Storage One then would build additional warehouse units. The planning staff recommended approval but the planning commission voted against the proposal 5-1. Source: Rome News-Tribune

A new self-storage project is planned at 1180 Walnut Bottom Road on a former Kmart site in Carlisle, PA. The South Middleton Township supervisors approved a conditional-use permit for Amerco Real Estate Co./U-Haul Co. of Harrisburg. The former Kmart building will become a U-Haul retail sales center plus have climate-controlled self-storage. Source: Carlisle Sentinel

A vacant commercial warehouse building at 40 Pullman St., Worcester, MA, will be converted into a 49-unit self-storage facility. That three-story building has 86,009 square feet and was built in 1900. The Zoning Board of Appeals approved two special permits and a variance for the project. O’Brian Commercial Properties of Concord is the developer and property owner. The project also will include 4,900 square feet of 10-by-10 outdoor units. Source: Worcester Telegram

In Maryland, there’s some intrigue into why the Schenuit Rubber Tire Factory, a historic three-story building at 1750-60 Union Ave., may be converted into a self-storage facility -- and why Baltimore’s Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation can’t do anything about it. The area surrounding the factory officially became a local historic district recently. That usually means CHAP must approve changes for buildings inside the district, up to and including demolition. CHAP also must review and approve any new plans for buildings in a historic district.

But the Schenuit building was exempted from CHAP’s review because of a last-minute amendment to the bill that created the district. Strip mall developer Klein Enterprises asked to be excluded from CHAP oversight so it could build a self-storage facility. District Councilman Leon F. Pinkett III introduced the amendment, which said “any building that has received Site Plan Review Committee approval on or before October 10, 2018, is not subject to CHAP approval” even if construction hadn’t begun on the project in question, said The Site Plan Review Committee approved plans for the Schenuit building before the October 2018 deadline. The board now is legally blocked from reviewing plans for that part of the historic district. Source: Baltimore Brew



Personal Mini Storage of Orlando, FL, has finished expanding its Clermont, FL facilities at 211S U.S. Highway 27. The expansion added 268 units totaling 34,624 square feet. It offers both air-conditioned and drive-up units. The company manages 45 locations in the Central Florida area. Source: PR Newswire

In Washington state, West Coast Self Storage West Seattle opened two facilities on Aug. 5. One is at 3252 Harbor Ave SW in the North Admiral neighborhood of West Seattle, with 857 units. There are plans for it to offer U-Haul moving truck rental services. The other is at 3001 S. Mullen St. in the Firecrest area of Tacoma. Source:


The Haverhill City Council unanimously rejected U-Haul of Eastern Massachusetts’ plans for RiverEdge Plaza. U-Haul wanted to buy and renovate the former Building 19 property at 211-219 Lincoln Ave. for self-storage. It also wanted to place storage containers and rental trucks in the 8,000-square-foot parking lot. The council members criticized the proposed containers’ placement as well as the lack of landscaping. Source: 97.9 Wavelengths

July 2020

A 73,500-square-foot facility will be built as part of a new light industrial park, called Freestate Business Park, in Baltimore, MD. The park, which will have about 130,000 square feet in total, will be built on a 14-acre parcel in Cecil County, and plans also call for putting up three light industrial buildings and office space, all on spec. Shaw Real Estate LLC will start development in the fall. Source: Baltimore Business Journal


Self-storage units, along with warehouse and office space for the service and construction fields, are being considered for a proposed project along southbound Route 1 near the Cave Neck Road intersection in Delaware. Alice Robinson Trustee seeks a rezoning from AR-1, agricultural residential, to C-2, medium commercial. The project would be adjacent to the new Route 1-Cave Neck Road interchange and calls for seven 2,400-to-3,000-square-foot warehouses, plus about 6,000 square feet of self-storage units and three offices of 900 square feet each. Source: Cape Gazette

Veradale Self Storage, which is at 16714 E. Sprague Ave., Veradale, WA, has become a U-Haul dealer. It now supplies moving supplies, self-storage and U-Haul truck rentals. Source:

The Planning Commission in Charlestown, RI, will pick up discussion about a proposed new self-storage facility at its Aug. 24 meeting. VLJ Realty LLC, led by James Mara, has applied to build the 60-unit East West Storage at 5682 Post Road. The project has gone through the pre-application process. Among the issues to discuss are that the 25-acre parcel includes 1 acre of freshwater wetlands, and that the property abuts land owned by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. The Westerly Sun

Under construction

The first phase of the $40 million Village Center redevelopment project in Rochelle Park, NJ, near the Garden State Plaza, is underway. The project, called Village Center of Rochelle Park, will have 100,000 square feet of self-storage, a 160-unit apartment building, and 8,000 square feet of retail and dining space. The 7-acre site also will have a public park. Construction began in May on the self-storage facility, which is scheduled for completion in December. Source:

Village trustees in Glen Carbon, IL laid over a special-use permit and preliminary plat for a self-storage facility until their July 28 meeting. The facility would go up on eight acres at 5222 Chain of Rocks Road, on Glen Carbon’s border with Edwardsville. The property is zoned general commercial. Lirim Selimi is the owner. The plan is to build 100 10x10 units, plus 480 10-foot-by-20-foot units. Source: The Edwardsville Intelligencer


The Glynn County Islands Planning Commission will consider a rezoning request to allow a self-storage facility on Hamilton Road, just off Sea Island Road in Georgia. Kirk Watson of Victory Storage Co. seeks to build a three-story building at the southwest corner of Hamilton Drive and Wellness Way. It would have only interior, climate-controlled units; no drive-ups. Victory Storage has done business in St. Simons Island and other Georgia markets. Source: The Brunswick News 


Metro Storage LLC has opened a new facility at 3963 U.S. Route 1 in South Brunswick, NJ. It has 75,000 rentable square feet and 688 units The facility includes a multistory, climate-controlled building as well as three single-story, non-climate-controlled buildings. It’s the company’s seventh store in New Jersey and is aimed at potential customers in South Brunswick, Monmouth Junction and Princeton. Source: PRWEB

U-Haul will officially open its newest retail and indoor self-storage facility on July 20 at 1265 E. Benson Hwy.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Bravo Park in Tucson, AZ, opened July 20 at 1265 E. Benson Highway. It has more than 700 climate-controlled indoor units. U-Haul purchased the property in March 2016. Source: PR Newswire

StorQuest Express opened on 4 acres at 161 Oakwood Drive in Kissimmee, FL. It’s located behind a Bank of America building. It has 64,361 rentable square feet; the facility has five single-story buildings completed earlier this year. The William Warren Group Inc. owns StorQuest and bought the site for $525,000 in 2018. Source: Commercial Property Executive

Washington Property Co. of Bethesda, MD, completed an 87,723-square-foot, 720-unit self-storage facility in Rockville, MD. The units are climate-controlled and the building includes 51 drive-up units. The $15.6 million project shares a location with another storage facility, which WPC converted from an 82,000-square-foot office building at 4 Research Place in 2016. CubeSmart managers both properties. Source: propertyfundsworld 

Protestors are trying to halt construction of a Bethesda Self-Storage facility in Bethesda, MD that they claim is on the site of the Moses African Cemetery – a burial site for former Black slaves and a mass grave.

The Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition, which is comprised of anthropologists, religious leaders and local historians, has held a protest and press conference near the cemetery. They seek a moratorium to stop construction and ask officials to return the site to the Macedonia Baptist Church, one-time owner of the cemetery. The facility is being developed by 1784 Capital Holdings, which paid $11 million for the 1.5-acre parcel in 2017.

Advocates say the burial ground extends to where construction is going on, in what’s called Parcel 175. “There’s never been a delineation of (exactly) where the bodies are,” said Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, president of the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition, which is trying to preserve the burial ground, according to

“They’ve got this really heavy equipment and they’re just pounding the soil, digging down maybe 30 feet or more, which is where they might be encountering or hitting remains,” Coleman-Adebayo said.

Bethesda Self-storage said it’s not building on the burial site and that it has an archaeologist on-site to make sure federal and state laws are followed.



Village trustees in Waukesha, WI are considering two proposals to build new self-storage developments. The first proposal, called Sunset Self Storage, is for a 44,300-square-foot, 11-building, 250-unit complex at the northwest corner of Highway 164 and Townline Road. The second proposal, from StorageShop USA, is for a 12-building, 24-unit storage facility at the corner of Big Bend Road and Wilmot Drive. The units would be for general storage, but also for contractors, small businesses and hobbyists. Each 1,250-square-foot unit will have an office, restroom and multipurpose storage and/or shop room.  Source:

A closed K-Mart may become a 98,451-square-foot indoor self-storage facility at the Toll House Plaza Center on Bridgeton Pike in Mantua, NJ. The center’s owners and developer will be at the Mantua Planning board meeting on July 21. Source: 42 Freeway

Mantua NJ Kmart

Applicant Patrick Laughlin was given a conditional-use permit  to build a 116,475-square-foot self-story facility at 1434 E. Main St., Woodlawn, CA. The permit covers 6.7 acres, including space for retail and apartments. The development will include a 5,121-square-foot two-story office and managers unit off of East Main. The self-storage portion will have 10 single-story buildings plus a three-story structure. Source: Woodlawn Daily Democrat

In Virginia, the Vienna Town Council approved a rear-wall waiver, loading space modification and a landscaping plan for a proposed CubeSmart self-storage facility at 223-241 Mill St., N.E. A new four-story, 1,150-unit, 131,084-square-foot building would replace the Bassford Warehouse, a one-story building that went up in 1964. Source: Inside Nova

The remaining 28 acres of land that belong to Mason Lakewood Farms in Mason, OH, will become a 100,000-square-foot indoor self-storage facility that also will have room for RVs, boats and campers. Mini Storage Depot on Bethany Road LLC and Sterling Bethany Partners LLC purchased the 28 acres for $1.34 million. The deal closed in June. Source: Cincinnati Business Courier

Morphosis was chosen to design a new 50,000-square-foot self-storage facility in Westchester, CA. The building will be about 53 feet high, and construction will take about 23 months. It’s located west of the I-405 Freeway. Source: Archinet News 

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Metro Storage LLC bought land at 3021 124th Avenue in Coon Rapids, MN, and is building a self-storage facility with 908 climate-controlled units. It has 95,000 rentable square feet. Coon Rapids is a northern suburb of Minneapolis. Construction is projected to end in spring 2021. Source: Benzinga 


A new CubeSmart facility opened at 94 Old Tower Hill Road in Wakefield, RI. The three-story, 77,000-square-foot self-storage facility is climate-controlled. Bluedog Capital Partners teamed with The Procaccianti Group on the project. Source: What’sUpNews

SecureSpace Camarillo has opened at 5300 Adolfo Road, north of the 101 Freeway in California. It has 75,000 square feet of climate-controlled, ground-floor self-storage space. The second floor has 75,000 square feet of office space available for rent. InSite Property Group, the parent company of Secure Space, bought the space in 2019. Source: Camarillo Acorn

StorQuest Self Storage has opened a new facility in Bermuda Dunes, CA, off Avenue 42 and Washington Street. Source: Cision PR Web

There’s such a thing as getting too much help.

The St. Louis County Council in Missouri voted 7-0 to reject a zoning variance that would have enabled the building of a 90,000-square-foot self-storage warehouse facility and offices on a vacant 4-acre property on Lemay Ferry Road.

What made this otherwise-ordinary council vote different was that Steve Moore, director of programming and operations at KMOX (1120 AM), asked a few of his well-known on-air personalities to lobby the council in favor of approving the zoning change.

Talk show hosts Charlie Brennan and Mark Reardon, and sports director Tom Ackerman, agreed to do so and wrote letters in favor of the zoning change.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

“After the meeting, County Councilman Ernie Trakas, a Republican whose 6th District includes the property and who opposed the rezoning, questioned whether it was proper for members of the media to make statements on behalf of their boss on a personal financial matter.

“‘How is it appropriate for three on-air personalities, none of who live in District 6, or live near this site, or have even gone and looked at it, to opine what should or should not go in there,’ Trakas asked. ‘I’d say that even if one of them lives in District 6, they would have to really pause and decide if this is something that’s appropriate for a media person to do.’”

Moore’s father was Carl Moore Jr., who died last year. Carl Moore and his widow, Sylvia Moore, had the site under contract for three years, pending approval of the zoning change that didn’t happen.
Steve Moore said the broadcasters were just three of dozens of people had emailed asking for help.

Reardon told the Post-Dispatch: “The fact that the primary opposition to this plan is Councilman Trakas (who) has a record of not allowing these storage units in his district is ludicrous. This is another example of how poorly government actually runs.” Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


NitNeil Partners of Atlanta, GA, has announced its second Opportunity Zone project. It bought 2.14 acres of land at 2312 Memorial Parkway in Huntsville, AL, and plans to build a four-story, 100,000-square-foot, 700-unit climate-controlled self-storage building (pictured above). The development includes a 1-acre outparcel for restaurant or retail use. The new facility will be located near Downtown Huntsville, The Medical District and the West Huntsville neighborhood. Source: NitNeil Partners

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Mill Creek will have more than 1,000 self-storage units with climate-control options after it builds a retail and self-storage facility in St. Augustine, FL. The company bought land on the south side of CR 16A and the north side of SR 16, and plans a three-story, 1,000-unit building that it expects to finish by fall 2021. The store also will offer truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, moving supplies, U-Box portage storage containers and more. Source: WFMZ-TV

U-Haul bought a 5.59-acre parcel of land at 1519 Beasie Road, just west of Interstate 24 in Murfreesboro, TN, and plans to build a moving and storage facility there. U-Haul Moving & Storage of New Salem will have five stories, more than 130,000 square feet and 800-plus indoor units with climate-control options. The site is four miles from Middle Tennessee State University. Source: The News 

InSite Property Group plans to build a four-story, 155,000-square-foot, 1,200-unit SecureSpace self-storage facility on a 3-acre site it just purchased. All units will be climate-controlled. It’s located about 2 miles from Rutgers University at 619 Somerset St. in Somerset, NJ. The building will include a retail drive-through element. The project is scheduled to open in Q3 2021. InSite is located in Redondo Beach, CA. Source: InSite Property Group


A mixed-use development that will include seven stories of self-storage and parking is coming to the Channel district of Tampa, FL. Lincoln Property Co. of Dallas, TX, is backing the project, called Aspire Channelside. A 15-story building will include a residential tower with a maximum of 330 units at the corner of Meridian Avenue and East Whiting Street. The storage portion also will have ground-floor retail. Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal 

Brookwood Properties LLC plans to open a self-storage facility at 4618 San Pedro Ave. in San Antonio, TX this month. It will have three stories, 119,000 square feet and 900 climate-controlled units. REIT Life Storage of New York will operate the business. Baton Rouge, LA-based Brookwood Properties broke ground on the building in June 2019. This is Brookwood’s 51st project. Source: REBusiness Online

The U-Haul store at 4612 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY, plans to add a multistory self-storage building following its purchase of a 1.72-acre abutting property. U-Haul also plans to add outdoor drive-up units. The store has been open since 1977. Source: Appalachian News-Express

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Mansfield bought a former Big Lots and a former Value City Furniture, which together covered 9.35 acres at 1140 Park Ave. in Mansfield, OH. U-Haul plans an 83,208-square-foot project with approximately 600 indoor self-storage units, and it should be ready by 2021.   Source: PR Newswire

U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Allis, 924 S. 108th St., in West Allis, WI has bought an abutting, 79,805-square-foot former Home Owners Bargain Outlet building, where it will add about 700 indoor units. Completion is expected by 2021. Source: PR Newswire 

Storage Solutions has filed an application to build a self-storage site in Spokane Valley, WA. Pacland, a site and development consulting firm, filed the application on behalf of Storage Solutions. The project would include the self-storage facility, office space, an RV wash and a coffee stand at 19311 E. Appleway Ave. Storage Solutions has four locations in the Spokane area and one in Deer Park. Source: Spokesman-Review

In Michigan, the Livonia Planning Commission recommended approval for a new self-storage facility for the space formerly taken by a Toys R Us store at 29150 W. Seven Mile, east of Middlebelt. The former toy store will stay in place and undergo renovation. The new store will have about 650 units. A second floor also may be added. Source:

Under construction

Mini-West Storage held a groundbreaking ceremony June 25 for an expansion of its self-storage facility at 1400 N. 45th St, Corsicana, TX. The expansion will have 39,905 square feet and add 278 units, some climate-controlled. That will give the facility, which opened in 1987, just over 1,000 units. Advantage Construction and Forge Building Co. are involved in the project. Source: Corsicana Daily Sun


Integrated Builders has finished building a three-story, 120,000-square-foot Extra Space Storage building at 5 Foxhill Drive in Walpole, MA. It’s a project of Highland Development Ventures and will have 819 temperature-controlled units.  Source: New England Real Estate Journal 

U-Haul has opened a new retail and indoor self-storage facility at 3201 Austin Peay Highway in Memphis, TN. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Raleigh will have 700-plus indoor units and climate-control options in the new building, which is on the site of a former Kmart. Source:

Life Storage Inc. is managing two new self-storage facilities, one at 11100 Linpage Place in St. Louis, MO and the other at 1485 N. San Benito Drive in Gilbert, AZ. Heartland Cos. LLC opened the St. Louis site, which has 790 climate-controlled units and 118,000 square feet in a single story, as well as 100 RV or boat storage spaces. City Gate Storage LLC built the Gilbert facility in a three-story, 103,000-square-foot, 683-unit  building at 1485 N. San Benito Drive Source: Life Storage Solutions

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In Florida, the Palm Beach Gardens City Council approved on first reading a 74,936-square-foot self-storage facility plus a 1,229-square-foot accessory office on the northeast corner of Northlake Boulevard and Interstate 95. The $8 million project would replace the former Crunch Fitness gym, which will be leveled. Construction will begin in early 2021. It will take about 10 months to complete.



The Chesterfield County Planning Commission unanimously approved the newest version of the Courthouse Landing development in Virginia. The $165 million development would be located on 122 acres southeast of the Route 288-Iron Bridge Road interchange. Facilities included 115,000 square feet of storage space. County supervisors will consider final approval on June 24. Source: Richmond BizSense

The City Commission in Winter Garden, FL, will consider a self-storage development project when it meets June 11. The city gave preliminary approval to zoning changes that will allow a 114,641-square-foot self-storage space on Beard Road. The project would have a three-story main building plus five single-storage structures, surrounding an internal vehicle-storage area with canopies. The site sits on about 6.01 acres at 1577 and 894 Beard Road. The former has a house built in 1941; the latter parcel is undeveloped. Source:

A new self-storage facility may be coming to Hickory Ridge Road in Memphis, TN. Florida-based Mustard Street Management spent $1.1 million to buy the 124,000-square-foot former Sears store at the intersection of Ridgeway Road and Winchester. The store closed in 2013. Mustard Street buys vacant big-box retail stores and turns them into self-storage facilities. Source: Memphis Business Journal


U-Haul Moving & Storage of Raleigh, TN, located at 3201 Austin Peay Highway, opened June 1 in a renovated building that formerly was a Kmart. It has 700-plus indoor units, including some climate-controlled. The facility offers truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment and professional hitch installation, moving supplies, boxes, U-box portable storage containers and more. Source: News-Herald

StorQuest opened its first Central Coast storage facility, located at 1400 W. Betteravia St. in Santa Maria, CA. It’s just off of Skyway Drive, sits on 36 acres and has 105,000 rentable square feet plus climate-controlled units. Guadalupe and Orcutt are two of its projected markets.  Source: Yahoo! Finance

Federal Way Supreme Self Storage has opened at 35200 Pacific Highway South, at the intersection of Pacific Highway and S 52nd Street in Federal Way, WA. It has 758 units and a total of 107,485 rentable square feet. The site also has 110 RV/boat storage spaces. Source:

U-Haul Storage of Downtown Dayton, OH has opened at 360 S. Main St. It has an 83,000-square-foot building that houses 350 new indoor self-storage units. U-Haul purchased the building in 2017; the site has been vacant since about 2010. More renovations will add another 250 units.    Source:

Also in Ohio, Synergy and Mills Development opened Stealth Storage on June 1 at 60 Harbert Drive in Beavercrook. The $4 million project is being done in stages. Phase one has five buildings with 210 storage units. Phase two goes up in the next six to 18 months, adding four buildings. Upon completion, the site will have about 64,000 square feet and 455 units, some of  them climate-controlled. The business sits on 4.5 acres. The development includes a retail building, with Xcel Sports Medicine and soon-to-arrive Cleopatra Paradise Nail Spa, plus another 3,800 square feet to fill.    Source: Dayton Business Journal

NorthPoint Development, the parent company of Beyond Self Storage, plans to build a 129,000-square-foot self-storage facility on 1.14 acres at 1541 Ridgely St. in Baltimore, MD. NorthPoint filed a redevelopment waiver notice related to stormwater management. The project comes at a time when there’s development going up, such as a TopGolf and a possible concert venue, that’s related to the nearby Horseshow Casino. NorthPoint is based in Kansas City, MO. Beyond Self Storage has about two dozen climate-controlled facilities in 11 states. Source: Baltimore Business Journal 


An Extra Space Storage has been approved for 3445 Plymouth Street in the Murray Hill section of Jacksonville, FL on the site where a Jones College campus was demolished. It would be three stories and have 788 units in almost 98,000 square feet. The $5.83 million project is at northeast Edgewood Avenue South and Plymouth Street. Also planned is a 5,000-square-foot retail space. Birchmier Construction Inc. is the contractor. Source: Jacksonville Daily Record

The River District Board in Sacramento, CA, has invited two parties that seek approval for self-storage projects to make presentations at its next meeting – although the odds seem to be against them. The board already has voiced concerns about the proposed projects: on a 3.8-acre site with a fire-damaged warehouse at 701 Dos Rios St., which would have hobby condos; and a separate 3-acre plot cleared of closed restaurants on Bercut Drive, which would have more conventional self-storage. “They don’t really bring a lot of life to the district,” said Jenna Abbott, the district’s executive director. “We want to be more of a mixed-use district.” Source: Sacramento Business Journal


Arizona Storage Inns-Carefree Crossings, which has 469 storage units plus more than 100 RV and boat parking spaces at 34707 N. 7th St. in Phoenix, is the company’s 16th facility in Arizona. The company also owns three U-Store Self-Storage facilities in the state. Source: Foothills Focus 

Vestal Storage, an automated self-storage facility with 175 units at 3201 Stewart Road, Vestal, NY has opened, and said it offers a “contact-free rental experience” thanks to such features as virtual keys and customers being able to move in using just a mobile phone. The company hopes to add another 25,000 rentable square feet at some point. Source: Inside Self-Storage


Hundreds of petitions have been gathered to oppose knocking down a funeral home on South Eagle Road in Havertown Township, PA. A developer wants to build a three-story self-storage facility there and seeks a zoning change from commercial to industrial.  “You can see houses all down here and they want to put an industrial usage here,” said Mario Oliva, a Haverford Township commissioner. “It just doesn’t fit.” Source: CBS Philly 


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Life Storage will manage a newly opened self-storage business at 2201 Beaumont Drive, Savannah, GA. Developed by Hand Properties Inc., it has 60,595 square feet as well as 576 units, with 181 of them outdoors and 395 climate-controlled. Life Storage operates more than 850 facilities in 20 states and Ontario, Canada. Source: Life Storage


StorageMart has opened a four-story, 62,150-square-foot self-storage building with 549 climate-controlled units at 9640 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA. The company is based in Columbia, MO. Source: PR Newswire

Commissioners have approved a change in zoning that will enable a climate-controlled self-storage business to be built on Jonesboro Road in McDonough, GA. It’ll take up 2.64 acres of a 24-acre site at the intersection of Jonesboro Road and Mount Carmel Road. Six Property Holdings II LLC of McDonough, GA sought the zoning change. Source: Moving Henry Forward

Advantage Self-Storage will be built in Arvada, CO.

Advantage Self-Storage will develop a 73,750-square-foot self-storage facility at 15240 Coal Creek Road in Arvada, CO, near Denver. It’s scheduled for 688 units, plus one three-story, climate-controlled building and four one-story drive-up structures. Talonvest Capital of Irvine, CA, helped make the deal, closing on a $7.65 million construction loan. Talonvest team members for this transaction included Erich Pryor, David DiRienzo, Lauren Maehler, Jim Davies and Tom Sherlock. Source: Talonvest Capital

The Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency is reviewing  tax incentives for a 140,000-square-foot, $25 million storage facility on Merrick Road. Storage Deluxe, acting as 750 Merrick Road LLC in Valley Stream in New York’s Long Island, has asked for a 10-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes deal, plus sales and mortgage recording tax exemptions. The storage business would replace a Honda dealership vehicle storage lot and maintenance building. The new facility would focus on commercial storage, such as construction companies. Source:

The Roseville Planning Commission unanimously approved a seven-building project at 8151 Industrial Ave., with two two-story and five one-story buildings. The total square footage would be about 101,339 square feet, plus a 4,431-square-foot office and manager apartment. In Granite Bay near the Roseville city limit, construction begins soon on a three-story self-storage project. Source: Sacramento Business Journal


Also in California, planning commissioners unanimously said “no” to a conditional-use permit for the three-story Greenspace Self Storage at 9480 E Stockton Blvd. in Elk Grove, CA. They cited problems with the size and visibility, such as the building being visible from Highway 99 and the presence of two residential neighborhoods on the property’s border. The building would have gone on a 3.07-acre site, with about 1,000 units and 133,468 square feet, plus 24 parking spaces.

Under construction

SmarterSpace Storage is expected to finish construction of a three-story self-storage facility in June at 6589 S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL. It will have 748 climate-controlled units, 47 drive-up non-climate-controlled units and 21 parking spaces for boats and RVs, with a total square footage of 98,450. Life Storage Inc. will manage the facility. Source: SmarterSpace Storage

All Storage has opened two new locations, one at 3300 Basswood Blvd., Fort Worth, TX, and the other at 3251 N I-35, Denton, TX.

The Fort Worth site will have one three-story building, 144,000 rentable square feet and 1,156 units. The Denton location will have a four-story building, 140,000 rentable square feet and 1,160 units.

The company also is developing three other self-storage facilities, all in Texas:

  • All Storage Saginaw, 1400 Old Decatur Road in Fort Worth, will have 236,100 square feet and 1,437 units in three stories. It’s expected to open this spring or summer. It offers access to 35W, Pioneer Stadium, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus and Marine Creek Lake Park.
  • All Storage Northlake will be a three-story, 211,500-square-foot building with 1,305 units at 4451 Dale Earnhardt Way. It’s expected to open this spring or summer. It’s located off of 35W near the Texas Motor Speedway and DFW Adventure Park.
  • All Storage Viridian at 157 and Trinity Boulevard will be three stories, with 1,600 units and 258,100 square feet. It’s located near the master-planned Viridian community, in Euless.

Source: All Storage

Under construction

Brookwood Properties LLC is building three self-storage facilities in Louisiana – in New Orleans, Jefferson and Kenner. All three projects have Rosehill Construction LLC as the builder and Buffalo, NY-based Life Storage will manage each site. Brookwood and Rosehill are both based in Baton Rouge, LA.

  • The New Orleans site is at 10301 I-10 Service Road. It will have 115,000 square feet and 915 climate-controlled units. It will open in Q1 2021.
  • The Jefferson location is at 455 Jefferson Highway and will have 146,000 square feet, with 1,160 climate-controlled units. It will open in Q1 2021.
  • The Kenner site is at 32nd Street at Arkansas Avenue, with 135,000 square feet. It will have 1,150 climate-controlled units and open in Q2 2021.

Source: Brookwood Properties


By a 4-3 vote, the Oak Ridge (TN) City Council approved a zoning change that would allow the building of a three-story self-storage building at Main Street Oak Ridge. It would be built along Rutgers Avenue, behind Burkes Outlet, Electronic Express and PetSmart. The City Council will vote on the zoning ordinance amendment in June. Source: Oak Ridge Today

Dallas-based Monfort Capital Partners plans to expand Kyle Parkway Self Storage, a CubeSmart facility at 5141 Cromwell Drive, Kyle, TX. Groundbreaking is scheduled for July. MCP plans to add a three-story, 75,000-square-foot building with 500-plus units that will face Kyle Parkway. Completion is scheduled for early 2021. Source: Monfort Capital Partners

The Planning Commission in Vallejo, CA unanimously approved plans to build 1,117 self-storage units at 384 Fairgrounds Drive. There will be three buildings, totaling 106,300 square feet on 1.43 acres. Two buildings will be for self-storage, with the third being a 2,360-square-foot manager’s building. Source: Vallejo Times-Herald

In Nebraska, the Hastings Planning Commission voted 8-0 to grant a conditional-use permit for a project placing self-storage units at 1211 and 1215 E. South St. Trent Schelkopf of Quality Builders LLC of Sutton is the applicant. The property owner is Dan Marshall. Source: Hastings Tribune


Bee Safe Storage and Wine Cellar has opened four new facilities in the past two months. The locations are at:

  • 3007 Martinsville Road, Greensboro, NC, with 678 units and 96,000 square feet
  • 3547 Danbrook Road, Burlington, NC, 750 units and 94,000 square feet
  • 1214 Longreen Parkway, Columbia, SC, with 720 units and 90,000 square feet
  • 510 S. I-35 Frontage Road, Round Rock, TX, with 584 units and 80,000 square feet.

Three of the four new sites include the company’s new drive-thru concept. Bee Safe  operates 19 facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

SecureSpace Camarillo has opened at 5300 Adolfo Road in Camarillo, CA. It has 75,000 square feet of climate-controlled, ground-floor storage space, plus an equal amount of office space available for rent on the second floor. It offers 600-plus units. InSite Property Group, based in Redondo Beach, CA and the parent company of SecureSpace, has 20 storage facilities under development. Source: InSite Property Group


The Planning and Zoning Commission in Midland, TX rejected a request for a zone change at Holiday Hill Road north of Mockingbird Lane. KW Commercial Investment Advisors sought a zoning change from agriculture estate direct and planned district for a housing development, to a commercial district on 5 acres in Green Hill Terrace. They want to build a 90,123-square-foot self-storage facility of 11 buildings with a total of 595 storage units. Source: Midland Reporter-Telegraph

Brookwood Properties will hold a grand opening this month of a four-story, climate-controlled location at 100 Rushing Road in Denham Springs, LA. It will have approximately 105,000 rentable square feet and 1,100 units. This facility is the company’s 50th location.

Also this month, the company will open a three-story, 940-unit climate-controlled facility at 4618 San Pedro Ave. in San Antonio, TX. It will have approximately 90,000 rentable square feet. In July, it will open a three-story, 900-unit climate-controlled facility at 1540 Lindberg Drive in Slidell, LA. It will have approximately 90,000 rentable square feet.

Baton Rouge, LA-based Rosehill Construction is the general contractor at all three sites. Life Storage is going to manage the three new self-storage facilities. Source: Brookwood Properties


Oakland Park Storage Builders LLC, managed by Richard Beavers of Ocoee, FL-based Self Storage Associates, has applied to build a six-story CubeSmart facility at 880 W. Prospect Road that would include a fire station on the ground floor. The overall facility would total 97,357 square feet, including 86,542 square feet for self-storage and the 10,825-square-foot fire station. The city suggested including the station, according to attorney Richard G. Coker Jr., who represents the developer. The city would contribute up to $1 million to build the station. The self-storage facility and the station would have separate entrances and parking areas. Source: South Florida Business Journal

Weaver Realty Group, represented by Josh Koerner and Frost Weaver, helped sell a self-storage development site at the intersection of Tamiami Trail and Valley Stream Drive in Naples, FL. The property is on a 2.52-acre plot and includes site plan approval for a multistory building of 121,476 square feet. Weaver Realty represented the seller in the transaction and has been an Argus Self Storage Advisor Affiliate since 1999, covering Florida. Argus is based in Denver, CO. Source: Argus Self Storage Advisors

New Kirkland Development plans to build a self-storage facility of about 2,000 units, to be called Kirkland Premier Storage, on The Waterfront Vancouver in Washington state. It would go on a 0.77-acre site at 900 W. Seventh St., just west of the Columbian newspaper on a site that for decades was home to The Crossing, a restaurant comprised of old railroad dining cars. Phase 1 would be seven stories high and have about 118,000 square feet. Phase 2 would be seven stories and have about 200,000 square feet. Source: The Columbian


Contain Yourself Storage has opened a three-story facility at 123 Loyola Drive in Myrtle Beach, SC. It’s right off the US Highway 17 Bypass and is next to Goodwill and Lowes. Source: Benzinga

On Wednesday, U-Haul opened a retail and indoor self-storage facility at 600. S. Holland St. in Wichita, KS. U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Wichita has 950 indoor units with optional climate control. The business offers truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment and professional hitch installation, moving supplies, boxes, U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers, and more. Source: PR Newswire


My Neighborhood Storage Center is a nominee for the Downtown Orlando (FL) Partnership’s Annual Golden Brick Award. The three-story storage center is on the corner of Colonial Drive and Magnolia Avenue. The facility, which opened at the end of December 2019, is competing in the New Office Development and Design Category, and is part of Liberty Corner, which also has five retail outlets totaling more than 15,000 square feet, plus a restaurant. It has 738 units and 68,895 square feet. There will be storage on the second and third floors, plus ground-level retail. Source: Liberty Investment Partners Inc.

Morningstar Storage of Matthews, NC, plans to develop a five-story, climate-controlled self-storage facility with 675 units at 9700 South U.S. Highway 17 in Maitland, FL. It will have approximately 100,000 square feet. Groundbreaking is planned for Q2 2020. ODA Architecture designed the facility. The project includes civil engineer Cycorp Engineering, Karins Engineering and PME Shultz Engineering Group

Source: ODA Architecture


A 1,115-unit, 130,000-square-foot Extra Space self-storage facility is coming to Perth Amboy, NJ. Eastern Union, a commercial real estate finance firm based in New York, arranged $15.5 million in financing for this project, with David Merkin, managing director and Barry Dollman, underwriting director, handling the transaction. Orix USA Corp. is the lender.   Source: PR Newswire 

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Ground has been broken at Brooks, a 1,308-acre mixed-use redevelopment of the former Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, the first Opportunity Zone investment in that state. DPR Investments is working on this 9.4-acre site, which will include climate-controlled self-storage as well as a flex space for small businesses. The projected cost is $16 million. SBS Construction is the general contractor and Dallenbach-Cole Architecture is the designer. Source: Connect Texas


StorQuest opened a new self-storage facility in Hawthorne, CA, on West 147th Street, off the 405 freeway. The William Warren Group Inc. owns StorQuest. Source: Yahoo! Finance

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A SpaceBox Storage facility is coming to New Orleans, LA. Houston, TX-based JLL Capital Markets closed the sale of a 1.16-acre parcel for what will be a three-story, 836-unit at 1125 S. Liberty St. in New Orleans. The units will be climate-controlled. JLL’s Steve Mellon, managing director; Brian Somoza; and Greg Riera, senior vice president, marketed the site on behalf of seller Baranof Holdings. York Developments bought the site and will develop the facility.

Source: JLL Capital Markets


Talonvest Capital Inc., based in Irvine, CA, helped close a $6.2 million construction loan for Madison Capital Group on the latter’s development of a Go Store It site in Kennesaw, GA. The five-story, 100% climate-controlled self-storage facility is at 1731 McCollum Parkway NW & 3572 Grant Drive. It will have 714 units in 69,550 square feet. Kim Bishop, Jim Davies, Eric Snyder and Lauren Maehler comprised the Talonvest team that negotiated the deal. Source: Talonvest Capital Inc.

The City of Chicago, IL, approved a construction permit for Rick Fox, CEO of Millennium Garages in Chicago for his proposed 200,000-square-foot underground project that would include 123,000 square feet of self-storage. LSC Development would build out the space, which is in a lower level of the Lakeside Garage. Source: Crain’s Chicago Business

The Fenton Township Board of Trustees approved a zoning ordinance amendment that would allow building a self-storage facility at 11191 and 11175 Torrey Road in Fenton, MI. Applicants Brian and Jeanette Tait seek to develop a 16.25-acre parcel. The decision means no storing of hazardous materials, sets a maximum height for the units and requires setbacks to make a buffer for residential neighbors. The Planning Commission will consider the project on May 14. Source: Tri-County Times

Tom Krause hopes to open a new self-storage facility at 3077 Garfield Road, on the west side of Garfield just south of the South Airport Road intersection in Traverse City, MI. Part of the project needs rezoning from general commercial to general industrial, which some neighbors oppose. The development would take up about 2.85 acres of a 4.43-acre site. The Planning Commission is considering the proposal. Source: The Ticker

The Placer County Planning Commission approved a conditional-use permit for Sierra College Self Storage, a 721-unit development that would be the largest self-storage facility in Granite Bay, CA.

It would be built on a 2.83-acre site at 8455 Sierra College Blvd., where Neff Rental currently sits; Neff’s building would be demolished. The project calls for four buildings, ranging from one to three stories, for a total of 110,618 square feet. Also there would be a 1,600-square-foot building that would house the office, plus an 880-square-foot corporate office for Sierra College Self Storage. Valli Architectural Group, in Mission Viejo, CA, is the project architect. Source: Sacramento Business Journal


Storage Blue redeveloped a factory in Garfield, NJ into a self-storage unit complex.

StorageBlue opened a 650-unit, 60,000-square-foot self-storage facility at 170 River Road in Garfield, NJ. It was a redevelopment of a former macaroni factory. The company operates five self-storage facilities in New Jersey and New York. Source: REBusiness Online

NitNeil Partners has opened a new self-storage facility in Tarpon Springs, FL.

NitNeil Partners opened a CubeSmart self-storage location this month at 38932 U.S. Highway 9 North, Tarpon Springs, FL. The three-story building has 610 climate-controlled units and 64,865 rentable square feet. It’s the company’s third facility in the Tampa Bay area. NitNeil is a real estate management firm that buys and builds self-storage facilities in the Southeast and Southwest U.S. Source: NitNeil Partners

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Storage Works Inc. broke ground for a vehicle storage facility at 2950 Work Drive in Fort Myers, FL. The 125,000-square-foot site will have covered and open storage options, pull-thru spaces up to 70 feet in length and 60-degree angled parking designed to make it easier for drivers to maneuver while parking or exiting. Oden Hardy Construction of Bradenton, FL, is the general contractor. Southview Studios LLC of Fort Myers is the architect and Banks Engineering, also of Fort Myers, is the civil engineer. Source: Storage Works Inc.


In a unanimous vote, the Zoning Board of Appeals denied a special permit application to add six storage buildings at the Stow Away self-storage facility on Route 6 in Eastham, MA. The site already has four storage buildings onsite. The board cited insufficient information on drainage and groundwater protection plans as reasons for the denial. Source: Cape Cod Times

The Coastal Storage Group plans to add three new facilities, all in Florida. The self-storage development company in Charleston, SC, has teamed up with Miller-Valentine Group, a design/build construction and development company based in Dayton, OH, in planning these self-storage sites. Each will have 750 climate-controlled units and three stories. Here’s what’s planned:

A planned facility in Ormond Beach, FL; one of three planned by the Coastal Storage Group.

  • A 71,350-square-foot building at 263 S. Nova Road in Ormond Beach, at the intersection of South Nova Road and Fernery Trail. Construction will start in late August. The property is scheduled to open in summer 2021.
  • Also planned is a 73,899-square-foot facility in Lakeland at the intersection of Lakeland Highlands Road and Meadowland Park Drive. Construction will begin in late August and the facility will open in summer 2021.
  • The third facility will be at 3660 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fort Myers. It will have 75,676 square feet. Construction will start in late September and the site will open in fall 2021.

Coastal Storage Group owns and operates four self-storage facilities mainly in the Southeast, including Charleston and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, and in Knoxville, TN. Source: Coastal Storage Group


Patagon Ventures LLC spent $1.6 million to buy a 29,994-square-foot property at 533 E. Hunting Park Ave. in Philadelphia, PA, and intends to redevelop it for self-storage. There is no construction dateline yet. Jason Ostrach and Chris Pennington of Binswanger Commercial Real Estate Services represented Patagon in the deal. Tony Rodd of The Flynn Co. represented the seller, SBG Real Estate LLC. Source: REBusiness Online

Because of social distancing rules, city commissioners in Haverhill, MA, postponed an April 14 meeting that was scheduled to include dealing with U-Haul’s plan to renovate the former Building 19 into 81,000 square feet of self-storage, 10,000 square feet of warehousing and 25,000 square feet of showrooms. The plan also calls for locating self-storage containers near the old Building 19 store. The project will be considered at a June 2 meeting. Source: WHAV

Under construction

Grading has begun and underground utilities are being put in for Storage District, a 130,149-square-foot indoor self-storage facility being built at the corner of Soquel Canyon Parkway and Fairfield Ranch road, east of Hotel Chino Hills, in Chino, CA. Source: Chino Champion

Northampton, MA, will get its first climate-controlled self-storage facility after Joseph Mendola, senior real estate advisor at NAI Norwood Group, sold an 8-acre site for $595,000. Mendola is the Argus Self Storage Advisor broker affiliate for northern New England. The site is near the Easthampton Town line, where retail and residential development are going on. Source: Argus Self Storage Advisors

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Work has begun to convert the former Farm Fresh site in York County, VA into a self-storage facility.

Interior work to transform a vacant Farm Fresh site into Merrimac Trail Self-Storage began in January at the Shoppes at Merrimac Center near State Route 143, in York County, VA. Jack Coupland, head of development for the Adams Property Group of Charleston, SC, said outside work will begin this week for the $6 million project, which will be about 92,000 square feet. Source: Virginia Gazette

Construction has begun for a new self-storage facility in Spring Hill, FL from Storage King USA.

Construction began for the 127,000-square-foot expansion of the Storage King USA facility in Spring Hill, FL. The concrete foundation and slabs have been poured, and the metal framing is almost done. The expansion includes climate-controlled units, flex spaces and covered RV/boat storage. Completion is planned for July. Source: Linkedin


Cedarwood Development recently completed this new facility in Orlando, FL.

Cedarwood Development, based in Fairlawn, OH, finished building its first self-storage facility in the United States. The company, an affiliate of Cedarwood Cos., built a 787-unit, 117,000-square-foot facility at 930 Sligh Blvd. in Orlando, FL. US Storage Centers will manage the property.

Ample Storage, whose phase one will have 65,000 square feet, is being  built along Sunset Avenue, east of the Little Easonburg road sign in Rocky Mount, NC. Lampe Management Co., a commercial real estate firm, expects to open it in June. Ample Storage has locations in the Triad and Raleigh-Durham areas as well as Richmond, VA, South Carolina and Florida. The Lampe family also owns American Flag Self Storage, which has facilities in Fayetteville and Greensboro, NC.

Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

Under construction

Northstar Commercial Partners is developing a self-storage center in Gateway Village, near Denver’s famed Red Rocks Park in Morrison, CO. Gateway Village is a 22-acre subdivision north of Interstate 70. Its final project will have Golden, CO-based Confluence Cos. putting up a 142,541-square-foot, four-story building on 3.5 acres that will have co-working, retail and restaurant space as well as 164 co-housing units. Source:


Lacey Self Storage has been opened under management West Coast Self Storage in Lacey, WA.

Lacey Self Storage has opened at 8345 Martin Way E, a block east of Mervin Road NE in Lacey, WA. It has 817 units, 104,240 square feet of rentable storage space, plus 20 covered RV/boat storage spaces as well as another 10 enclosed RV storage units. The facility later will offer moving truck rentals. The facility is managed by West Coast Self-Storage. Source: Patch

StorageMart opened a self-storage facility at 1020 Glenwood St. in Overland Park, KS. It has 973 climate-controlled units plus 69 that are not climate-controlled. Source: REBusiness Online

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March 2020

A unique hybrid facility has opened in Topeka, KS: TopCity Sports & Storage now offers climate-controlled storage units and later on, after it adds an indoor-sports facility, athletes will be able to practice, then store items in their own units. The company will market to local sports teams as a place to have practices and store equipment. TopCity, located at 4600 N. Topeka Blvd., also offers parking for boats, cars and RVs.  Source: Inside Self-Storage


The city of Ocoee, FL, approved a rezoning request that allows a self-storage facility to be built at 9000 W. Colonial Drive (above) as part of the Shoppes at West Oaks Planned Development. A four-story building is planned and will have office, retail and self-storage space. The project also includes a small addition to the nearby Aldi Grocery Store. The climate-controlled self-storage portion will have 100,396 square feet and be spread on all four floors. There’ll be retail on the first floor and room for office space on the fourth floor. Source:

Banner NorCal Developer LLC will build a six-story, 110,844-square-foot storage building for boats and RVs following approval by city officials in Alameda, CA. It will go up on a 1.24-acre parcel at the northwest corner of Mariner Square Drive and Marina Village Parkway Source: East Bay Times

U-Haul hopes to win a rezoning request so that it can convert a former Kmart property at 3150 National Road West in Richmond, IN, into self-storage, truck and trailer rentals, and retail sales. The rezoning request covers just the 8.33 acres that comprise the west half of the property. The Kmart closed in December. Source: Palladium-Item

The Roller Valley roller rink at 9415 E. Fourth Ave. in Spokane Valley, WA, may be converted into a self-storage facility. TDR Investments LLC filed for a building permit that calls for 95 outside storage containers taking up more than 32,100 square feet. The plans also seek to transform the roller rink to house 116 indoor storage containers, taking up 15,500 square feet. The three Oberemok brothers – Roman, Timofey and Dmitriy – comprise TDR. Source: The Spokesman-Review

Under construction

Hawaii Self Storage plans to build a self-storage facility in Iwilei, which is close to downtown Honolulu, in a second development phase of a $10 million project. The company began renovating a shared part of the building at 909 Dillingham that will add about 75,000 square feet of storage on two levels. Hawaii Self-Storage is leasing the building from Bank of Hawaii, which owns the 3-acre site. The first phase will add a reception and administration area, a new freight elevator, new air conditioning, units, vehicle storage and more. The building also will have a conference room, loading docks, access control and more. The second phase will add a five-story storage building. Iwilei will be the company’s seventh location. Source: Pacific Business Journal

A six-story, 131,700-square-foot 1,100-unit Life Storage building has been proposed for 33 E. Woodlawn St. in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. That site, owned by the Philadelphia Suburban Development Corp., currently is a parking lot. JSF Management is developing the property. LifeStorage, based in Buffalo, NY, has 750-plus locations nationwide.

Source: Philadelphia Business Journal


City officials seek a zoning change in Elk River, MN. If approved, it would lead to owner Keith Burnham building an Affordable Storage facility at the former Max-Sun/Sportech building at 11074 179th Ave. NW. Burnham plans to build a 500-unit, indoor climate-controlled structure at the site. Source: Star News

Larry Koland hopes to bring the Rosemount Car Club, in the form of private garage condominiums, to the Rosemount Business Park this summer in Minnesota. It’s designed for those who own classic cars or exotic vehicles, or have other hobbies that require 650 to 1,000 square feet. The facility will have about 76 condos in three buildings, plus a community clubhouse. The Rosemount City Council will discuss the proposal at its next meeting. Source: SUN This Week

Manley Storage Ventures, Rosemurgy Properties, and Sentry Self Storage are planning a three-story facility in Boca Raton, FL.

A three-story, climate-controlled self-storage facility is planned for north Boca Raton, FL. Manley Storage Ventures, Rosemurgy Properties and Sentry Self Storage plan to put up the 128,635-square-foot building on 3.5 acres on Federal Highway. Manley Storage Ventures has been developing principal and managing partner for about 60 self-storage sites totaling 4.8 million square feet, according to a press release. Rosemurgy Properties is a commercial real estate development, investment and management firm whose specialties include self-storage. Sentry Self-Storage manages more than 25 properties. Source: The Real Deal


SecureSpace Self Storage opened a new facility at 1518 S. Washington Ave. in Piscataway, NJ. It has 122,000 square feet and climate-controlled units. Source: Yahoo! Finance


Clarkston, GA, has approved a six-month moratorium on new self-storage facilities, gas stations and dollar stores. Officials plan to rewrite the city’s zoning code and be strategic about the allocation of available space, according to Councilwoman Y.T. Bell. The city, which is just two square miles, currently has three mini-warehouses or self-storage facilities, seven gas stations and three dollar stores. Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution 

More Stor Self Storage is coming to Wichita, KS, with plans for 350 units in 81,000 square feet of storage space spread among 21 buildings, which include an office and manager’s apartment. It will go behind the Quiktrip on the northeast corner of 143rd Street and Kellogg. JNH Co. is the general contractor and construction is expected to finish the $2.4 million project in October.

The site will have a combination of conventional storage space and high-end climate-controlled units, according to Nick Howell of JNH Co. The facility’s name may change once a brand-name operator is lined up, he said. Source: Wichita Business Journal


A three-story, $5 million self-storage facility, which is waiting on permit and zoning approvals, is planned for The Atlantic Shopping Center at 1599 Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta, GA. The shopping center is a Paces Properties development that’s going up near the intersection of Edgewood and Kirkwood. It will have climate-controlled units. The facility would join a Planet Fitness and co-anchor tenant Floor & Décor. Source:

A three-story self-storage facility has been proposed for New Brunswick Avenue in the Hopelawn section in Woodbridge, NJ. 112 New Brunswick Properties Urban Renewal wants to tear down a 3,891-square-foot, single-story building and build a 128,366-square-foot (124,766 square feet for storage), three-story mixed-use building at 112 New Brunswick Ave. and 105 Juliette St. It would have about 3,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The teardown is the former home of Cypress Transport Co. and Prang Trucking. Remediation would be needed for what is a brownfield site. A public hearing about the project takes place on March 4.  Source: My Central Jersey

U-Haul will convert the former Kmart in Queensbury, NY into self-storage units.

U-Haul hopes to convert a former K-mart at 308 Dix Ave., Queensbury, NY, into a self-storage and retail business. It would turn about 66,000 square feet of the K-mart into climate-controlled self-storage with 641 units. U-Haul, which bought the property for $7.1 million last year, also wants to put in drive-up self-storage buildings with a total of 147 units. U-Haul’s current address is 112 Main St. The company needs the Planning Board to make a zoning change that would allow interior self-storage in a commercial light industrial zone. Source: Glens Falls Post-Star

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The Adams Property Group is building a 97,000-square-foot, climate-controlled Monster Self Storage facility in Robinhood Village in Winston-Salem, N.C. Adams began building it in January and it’s expected to open by year-end. Adams recently developed the Market at Mill Creek Shopping Center on S.C. Highway 41 in northern Mount Pleasant. Source: The Post and Courier

Baranof Holdings is developing this self-storage facility in Lemon Grove, CA.

Lemon Grove Village Self Storage is being built at 8016 Broadway in Lemon Grove, CA. The three-story building will have 109,000 square feet and 800 climate-controlled units, and completion is expected in summer 2021. It also will have 5,500 square feet of retail on the first floor. Baranof Holdings is the owner. Stephen Grossman of Self Storage Investment Services Inc. represented both sides in the transaction. Source: Self Storage Investment Services Inc.


CubeSmart Self Storage opened a 91,500-square-foot building at 15025 Voss Road in Sugar Land, TX. It has about 700 units. Source: Community Impact Newspaper

StorQuest Self Storage opened a new facility in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY, on Osborn Street between Linden Boulevard and Newport Street. Source: Yahoo! Finance


Alderman in Saint Clair, MO, voted 4-0 to no longer allow self-storage development in the city’s commercial districts. Self-storage still  would be allowed in industrial districts. Source: Inside Self-Storage


In Georgia, the Powder Springs City Council voted 3-2 against approving a special-use permit for a CubeSmart self-storage facility. The company had hoped to build on the northeast corner of C.H. James Parkway/U.S. 278 at Sweetwater Avenue.  Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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A joint venture plans to develop a three-story, 98,000-square-foot self-storage project in Peachtree Corners, 7112 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Atlanta, GA.

The joint venture is comprised of Polara Capital, a Capital Markets Advisory firm; real estate firm WePartner; and ADEVCO, a commercial real estate developer. LifeStorage will manage the property. The $8 million project broke ground this month. Source: Connect Atlanta Commercial Real Estate News 


A new Extra Space Storage facility is coming soon to Bayonne, NJ.

Extra Space Storage will operate a new 124,960-square-foot, five-story facility west of Route 440 in Bayonne, NJ. It will be on the border of a new road that will go from the eastern end of East 24th Street to East 22nd Street. The City Council, in a 4-1 vote, awarded 25-year tax abatements to Extra Space Storage and two other projects. Johnson Development Associates, which is building the storage facility, will contribute about $200,000 of road construction and another $150,000 to the roadway project. Source:

In Buffalo, NY, the Planning Board approved two self-storage development projects. Wayne Bacon and Jack Ruh plan to rework the former Fedders Radiator three-story building, 31 Tonawanda St., into an indoor, climate-controlled storage facility. They also hope to build outdoor self-storage garages on vacant land across the street at 150 Tonawanda. Nearby is the former Fedders Manufacturing Works and Fedders Automotive Corp.; developer Eran Epstein plans to convert them into 80 apartments plus storage space. Source: The Buffalo News

U-Haul plans to open a 60,000-square-foot, climate-controlled  self-storage building in the former Bristol Kmart building at 2854 W. State St. in Bristol, TN. The building has been vacant since 2016. Source: News 5 WCYS

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission approved comments for a 4,000-square-foot addition to Strickler’s Self Storage on Fairgrounds Road in Smithfield Township, PA. Source: The Daily News

The Springettsbury Township Planning Commission has approved a proposed change in zoning that would allow a mini-storage facility to replace an empty The Bon-Ton store in York Galleria in Pennsylvania. W.P. Carey seeks to open the facility at the mall. The self-storage facility would be self-contained in the store’s space. The Bon-Ton stores filed for bankruptcy in February 2018. Source: York Dispatch

Dittmar Realty Inc. will begin building two new My Choice Self Storage facilities this spring at the American Eagle Business Park in Slinger, WI, following the village Planning Commission giving its approval. They’ll go up at the northwest corner of Highway 60 and Hillside Road, and will be part of Slinger Self-Storage. Source:

A former Toys R Us building at 27048 Lorain Road in North Olmsted, OH, is going to become a Space Shop Self-Storage facility. Developer Stein investment Group of Atlanta plans to rework the 42,000-square-foot building into a facility with about 600 climate-controlled units. Source:


In a unanimous vote, the City Council in Parma, OH, mandated a six-month moratorium for opening new self-storage facilities. There are about a half-dozen facilities in Parma, mostly along Brookpark Road’s commercial and manufacturing areas. “We believe it would be a smart move to hit the pause button on storage unit facilities and take a look at our zoning code as to how best to address the number of these facilities (within) our city,” Mayor Tim DeGeeter said. Source:

The city of Vineland, NJ, gave final approval for Storage Box Central to renovate a former ShopRite supermarket at 215 N. Delsea Drive into a facility with 75,000 square feet and up to 600 units. Storage Box Central is one of the names used by American Self Storage. The developer also has an option to build another 75,000 square feet for storage. Source: Daily Journal


U-Haul at I-95 and State Road 84 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, bought 0.88 acres of land that abutted property east of its store and plans to build a six-story self-storage building with about 800 units there. The facility will be ready in 2021. Source: PR Newswire

Self-storage units are coming to 1734 Holbert Cover Road in Saluda, NC. Don Mintz is proposing 40 mini storage units, and the building would be 5,760 square feet. Mintz plans three strip buildings comprised of eight to 12 shipping containers, all to be used for self-storage. Source: Tryon Daily Bulletin

A Home Depot plan for a 134,000-square-foot home-improvement store and a six-story self-storage facility at 59-02 Borden Ave. in Maspeth, Queens, NY, has been rejected by Community Board 2. Home Depot sought a special permit since the proposed site is in a manufacturing district, and self-storage is not allowed there. But the board’s decision is only advisory; the City Planning Commission and City Council will make the final decisions. Source: Sunnyside Post

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Garrett Development Corporation, which is based in Scottsdale, AZ, is building a 99,850 square-foot self storage facility at 10425 N 25th Ave in Phoenix, AZ.  It will have 773 climate controlled units in 2 stories plus 22 covered RV spaces.  Campbell Development is the contractor.  Extra Space Storage will manage the site, which is near Metrocenter on the I-17 corridor.  The facility will open in January 2021.


StorageBlue has completed its fifth self-storage project in the state of New Jersey.

StorageBlue opened its fifth self-storage facility in New Jersey, this one at 170 River Drive in Garfield. The $6 million project reworked an old macaroni factory into a 60,000-square-foot, 650-unit site. The company’s other self-storage facilities are in Hoboken, Union City, Newark and Garfield. Source: NJBiz

Lighthouse Self-Storage opened at 11060 Griffin Road, in Cooper City, FL. It has 888 units and 86,748 square feet. Lighthouse also has facilities in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Homestead. Source: Miami’s Community Newspapers


The Planning and Zoning Commission in Cape Coral, FL, is considering prohibiting further development of self-storage facilities on Pine Island Road. Those that object to self-storage are hoping instead to bring more retail to the city. Source: WBBH/WZVN TV

Attention all oenophiles.

Industry veterans Rachel Keller and Bruce Nichols have grape, er, great expectations for Carl’s White Glove Personal Storage & Wine Vault in Naples, FL. The self-storage facility will house only wine at 11201 Tamiami Trail East. Gates Construction is putting up the three-story, climate-controlled building. May 1 is the planned opening.

carl's wine vault

The wine vault will provide storage options for restaurants, wine clubs, brokers and individual collectors. It has an emergency backup power system to maintain temperature and humidity during power outages.  Source: Business Observer


Larry Koland, who owns two storage units at the Eagan Car Club – where he stores his 1953 Mercury M-100 and 1998 Porsche 911 – plans to build Rosemount Condo Garages in that Minnesota city. It will have three buildings that combined will have nearly 80 private garage condos in a business park off South Robert Trail, south of County Road 42. Its standard 1,000-square-foot unit, which is 25 by 40 feet, will cost about $200,000 and will have a gas-filed boiler, in-floor heat, electrical, drywall and fire suppression. Bathrooms can be installed. Koland also owns Inver Grove Heights Storage and More Space Self Storage in St. Paul, MN. Source:

Rapid Building Solutions estimates it will spend $7 million to buy and renovate a former Kmart store (it closed in 2012) and turn it into a 100,000-square-foot self-storage facility with 800 climate-controlled units at 5751 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville, FL. It’s expected to open in July or August. It will be a drive-thru building with no external access. Source: Jacksonville Daily Record

A three-story self-storage facility is coming to 1723 S. Woodbourne Road in Middletown, PA. it will replace a vacant, dilapidated professional office building. The 102,375-square-foot building will have about 800 storage units, and will be located near Cobalt Ridge Drive North and next to Our Lady of Perpetual Help church. SAFStor Real Estate Co. is the developer. Construction will begin in May and is scheduled to end in June 2021. Source: Bucks County Courier Times

Developer Sunil Puti purchased a 19-acre property, for $850,000, that was the former home of a Kmart store at 1321 Sandy Hollow Road in Rockford, IL, with plans to build a Boxed Up Self-Storage facility there. Source:

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S3 Storage Solution LLC is building a 90,000-square-foot, 610-unit facility, to be called The Storage Haven, at 10023 Callabridge Court in the Mountain Island Lake area in Charlotte, NC. It will have climate-controlled and drive-up units, plus boat/RV parking. Fourth Elm Construction LLC is the general contractor. Construction is scheduled for completion in June.

CubeSmart Self Storage of Destin is being built at 17005 Emerald Grove Parkway in that Florida city. It will have 79,758 square feet of climate-controlled storage. It’s going up on a 2.45-acre site for which MH Destin Storage LLC paid $2.995 million in February 2018. It was the former location of First National Bank. The opening date hasn’t been set. Source:


SecureSpace opened a new self-storage facility at 810 Cheney Highway in Titusville, FL, between I-95 and US Highway 1. It has 75,000 square feet of space and 755 units, and is situated at a former Kmart location.

SurePoint Self Storage opened a facility in Sugarland, TX, to be managed by CubeSmart. SBS Construction was the general contractor. Source: Inside Self-storage


The city council in Smithtown, NY, on Long Island, may be voting in March on a proposal to limit mini warehouses to industrial districts and to change a height restriction for such buildings. Town Planner Peter Hans said it’s an attempt to keep storage facilities out of downtown in favor of retail and office space. Current zoning rules allow the storage facilities in central business districts and industrial districts. They also limit their height to two stories, although zoning variances have allowed taller buildings. Source: Newsday

The City Council in Woodstock, GA, will consider permit requests for a self-storage facility and car wash west of Interstate 575 on Highway 92 – despite an approval losing a 3-2 vote from planning commissioners. Wilson Development Group has proposed a three-story self-storage building plus the car wash, next to a new drive-through restaurant between Downsby Lane and Fitchburg Drive. Current zoning allows the restaurant, but the self-storage facility and car wash need conditional-use permits.  Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News

In Alabama, Patriot Storage purchased Suenos Birmingham LLC for $375,000; the seller bought the property for $1.525 million in 2008, but a stay on hotel development affected its value. Trey Henderson, who owns Patriot Storage, and Charlie Douthit plan to develop a 40,000-square-foot self-storage facility with 400 units at 480 Wildwood Circle N., off Lakeshore Parkway, next to the Four Points by Sheraton hotel near Homewood’s Wildwood shopping center. It’s expected to be open in early summer. Source: Birmingham Business Journal


The Planning Commission in Ravenna, OH approved an expansion of Ravenna Self Storage at 950 N. Freedom St., at the corner of Freedom Street and Route 88. Source: Record-Courier

Edgewood Storage LLC plans to build a 96,000-square-foot self-storage building and a 5,000-square-foot retail building at the former site of Jones College along Edgewood Avenue in Murray Hill (see below), which is part of Jacksonville, FL. Source: The Coastal 

Self-storage developer Premier A-2 West Chester PA LLC, an affiliate of Premier Storage Investors of Memphis, TN, spent $5 million to acquire a vacant 134,000-square-foot building on 10 acres off Old Fern Hill Road in West Chester, PA. New Mill Capital Holdings was the seller. Premier plans to convert the cold storage site into a self-storage use. Source: Philadelphia Business Journal

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PWM Properties LLC hope to open an indoor self-storage facility in a former bowling alley building on South Stewart Street in Sonora, CA, by early-to-mid-March. The bowling spot had been empty for almost 10 years. StorQuest Self Storage will operate the facility. PWM also broke ground on another self-storage facility off of Microtronics Way, adjacent to Tuolumne Road in East Sonora. Source: The Union Democrat

Garrett Development Corp. of Scottsdale, AZ, is building a 116,000-square-foot self-storage facility at 29640 N. Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix, located in a shopping center. The two-story building will have 837 climate-controlled units. Campbell Development is the general contractor. Extra Space Storage will manage the facility, which is expected to open in January 2021. Source: Garrett Development Corp.


U-Haul Storage has opened about 450 self-storage units at its new location at  2436 N. Verity Parkway in Middletown, OH. It’s on the former site of a car dealership. The project cost an estimated $1 million. U-Haul storage has been in Middletown since 1979 at a different address, 230 S. Verity Parkway. Source: Journal-News

SAD Management LLC opened Pelham Road Self Storage at 345 Pelham Road in Greenville, SC. It has 687 units, with both non-climate-controlled and climate-controlled available, and 61,350 square feet of rentable storage space. Griffco Design/Build Inc. was the general contractor. Absolute Storage Management will operate the facility. Source: Absolute Storage Management


In Minnesota, the New Hope City Council made a change in zoning self-storage developments. They won’t be allowed in commercial and industrial zones and now are zoned only for business warehouse districts, as the city wants to limit where self-storage facilities will go. There are eight self-storage facilities in New Hope.  Source: ccxmedia

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Quinlan Development Group LLC, which is based in Manhattan, NY, is building a self-storage facility at 174 Route 17 North in Rochelle Park, NJ. It will have 1,034 climate-controlled units plus nine drive-up ones, as well as 75 climate-controlled lockers. PS Advantage Inc. will manage the site, which is on the northbound side of Route 17. Quinlan obtained a $13.35 million construction loan from Bank OZK.

Quinlan Development Group is building this facility in Rochelle Park, NJ.


The city council in East Bethel, MN, is willing to take another look at owner MN Built Harris LLC’s wish to expand Gopher State Storage with another 215 units. The site, which has one office building and two storage buildings, is at the southeast corner of Highway 65 and Sims Road. The council voted against expansion three months ago, but now there may be majority support to reconsider the revised plan – as long as the issues of building setbacks from residential properties and site access are considered. Source: ABC Newspapers

In Georgia, the Holly Springs City Council approved a conditional-use permit for a self-storage property. Applicant Thomas Crumpton sought permission to allow RVs, boats and trailers to be stored on the property, which is on Hickory Road. Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News

Mount Pleasant, SC’s design board is considering preliminary plans for a new self-storage building with ground-floor retail space on Coleman Boulevard. The plan calls for Broadway Street Self Storage to have a three- and four-story structure built between Peach Orchard Plaza at 423 Coleman and Vicious Biscuit at 409 Coleman. Coleman Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Grambling Brothers Real Estate & Development, is the developer. Source: Post and Courier  


Ultra Storage on Golf Course Drive has opened at 2701 Golf Course Drive in Ventura, CA. Universal Storage Group of Atlanta, GA is managing the facility for owner Brian Harvey. It has more than 72,000 net rentable square feet and 480 units. Source: Universal Storage Group

Sohier Road Self Storage, 130 Sohier Road, Beverly, MA, opened in late 2019. It offers both nonclimate- and climate-controlled spaces of various sizes. It also has storage spaces for RVs and boats. Source: Wicked Local Beverly

More RV and boat storage is coming to PremieRVehicle Storage in Marana, AZ. Jeff Gordon of Eagle Commercial Realty Services in Phoenix, AZ, handled the Jan. 8 sale of 4.75-plus acres of development land to PremieRVehicle, which currently has 465 covered spaces and plans to add an unknown number of new ones. Construction is expected to finish by year-end, Gordon said. He is the Arizona broker affiliate of Argus Self Storage Advisors, which is based in Denver, CO.


A $9 million redevelopment project that will include a My Space self-storage facility and retail will replace the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseville, MI. It will be demolished later this year or in early 2021. The Roseville City Council unanimously approved a conditional rezoning for a 116,700-square-foot storage facility at the corner of Gratiot Avenue and Utica Road. The project will attempt to preserve the church’s bell tower or otherwise build a replica. The self-storage structure will have both three-story and single-story areas. The project also calls for a 7,000-square-foot retail center or restaurant. My Space also recently opened a self-storage facility at Gratiot and Stephens Road in nearby Eastpointe. Source: Macomb Daily

U-Haul soon will have a retail and self-storage facility after buying a former Kmart store of 143,485 square feet at 1180 Walnut Bottom Road in Carlisle, PA. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Walnut Bottom Road is operating in a temporary showroom for now. There will be about 65,000 square feet of indoor self-storage fully operational by spring 2020.  Source: The Times Herald

A 57,000-square-foot self-storage facility may be coming to a former Kmart parking lot at 7530 S. Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne, IN. There would be 371 units spread around eight new buildings, all located in the parking lot in front of an Extra Space Storage facility. The plan commission will vote on the primary development plan on Jan. 27. Its recommendation will go to the Fort Wayne City Council. Source: Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

This bowling alley in Allentown, PA is slated to be replaced by a self-storage development.

The Parkway Lanes bowling alley in Allentown, PA, which opened in 1993, is going to be replaced by a self-storage facility. StorHouse at Paxton Street bought it for $1.96 million and will call the new business StorHouse Self Storage-Lehigh Street. Abe Atiyeh’s Parkway Ventures LLC was the seller. StorHouse also purchased a neighboring auto repair shop at 1449 Lehigh St. Source: The Morning Call

Staley Point Capital, based in Century City, LA, hopes to knock down a 21,000-square-foot light manufacturing complex in South Los Angeles and replace it with a 109,000-square-foot self-storage facility. Staley purchased the complex, at West 25th Street and Broadway, for $7.35 million last month. The complex is located in an Opportunity Zone. Staley is comprised of Kevin Staley and his son, Eric. Source: The Real Deal


Connolly Brothers Inc. has finished building a six-story, 130,000-square-foot self-storage facility at 1901 Revere Beach Parkway in Everett, MA for developer Jumbo Capital Management LLC. It has more than 1,200 temperature-controlled units. Connolly now has built three self-storage facilities in the Greater Boston area since 2015 and has two more in progress. Source: New England Real Estate Journal

The new Lock N Store at 614 N. Ridgeview Drive, Warrensburg, MO, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 14 and is open for business. Source: DSJ Now

In O'Fallon, Missouri, StorCo Storage bought the O’Fallon Square Shopping Center for $4.4 million and plans to build a two-story, 100,000-square-foot indoor facility there. The company will move its headquarters to the shopping center. Source: REBusiness Online

SST IV Acquisitions LLC purchased a new storage facility at C of O in Escondido, CA.

Stephen Grossman of Self Storage Investment Services Inc. in Laguna Beach, CA, closed a deal for San Diego I-15 Self Storage, 852 Metcalf St. in Escondido, CA. The newly developed property was sold at certificate of occupancy. The five-story building has opened, and it has 97,450 square feet and 1,160 climate-controlled units. SST IV Acquisitions LLC is the owner and will operate under the SmartStop Storage brand. . Source: Self Storage Investment Services Inc.

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Barron Collier Co. and Metro Commercial Development Group broke ground on Founders Square in Naples, FL. The 55-acre mixed-use development will include a 110,000-square-foot self-storage facility, to be built by Atlanta-based Davis Group. Founders Square also will include The Pointe, which will have restaurants, and other service and retail tenants; The Haldeman, a 400-unit multifamily complex; and a 35,000-square-foot medical office building. Source: REBusiness Online 

U-Haul has taken over a 9.38-acre property that includes a closed Kmart store, now called U-Haul Storage at Jolly & Cedar, at 5400 Cedar St. in Lansing, MI. It will be managed by the U-Haul facility at 56020 S. Cedar. U-Haul plans to add about 800 climate-controlled indoor self-storage units to the 119,791-square-foot building. In the ecofriendly category, it will add a bike rest area where people can use free tools and benches to work on their bikes. It also will have a U-Haul Reuse Center, where people and donate gently used household items, furniture, sporting equipment, bikes and clothing, to be shared in the community.

U-Haul announced plans to turn the former Kmart store at 5400 Cedar St. in Lansing, MI into a self-storage facility.

Source: Yahoo! Finance


Metropolitan Capital Advisors arranged a $4 million construction loan for a self-storage facility in Mobile, AL. Anytime Storage will use the loan to build a three-story structure with 466 climate-controlled units. It will be Alabama’s first Anytime Storage site. Source: REBusiness Online 

A rendering of Anytime Storage's facility underway in Mobile, AL.

The Silverfield Group and Morales Group seek to build a three-story, 788-unit, 98,000-square-foot Extra Space Storage facility, plus a 5,000-square-foot retail building, in the Murray Hill area of Jacksonville, FL. City officials are reviewing the plans. The 1.66-acre site is at northeast Edgewood Avenue South and Plymouth Street. Edgewood Storage LLC, made up of Silverfield Development Co. and Fairfax Properties LLC, paid $1.3 million for the property Sept. 9. Construction could begin by the end of April. Source: Jacksonville Daily Record

Construction permits have been granted for a new $10 million US Storage Center at 4800 E. Valley Blvd. in El Sereno, in Los Angeles, CA. The three-floor building will have about 151,000 square feet. Source: The Eastsider 

Three closed Pick ’n Save grocery buildings in Milwaukee’s western suburbs have been sold, and a Florida investor plans to convert the one in Delavan, WI, into a self-storage facility. Ted Filer, managing partner of the investment group that spent $3.73 million for the Delavan site at 207 S. Wright St., plans to repurpose the 37,800 square feet of the former grocery store as a CubeSmart facility. He also will seek other tenants for the remaining 32,700 square feet of the building. Delavan’s Plan Commission will review the proposal on Jan. 20. Source: Milwaukee Business Journal 

Construction is being planned now for Venice Boulevard Self Storage, a six-story, 142,300-square-foot (net rentable 102,000), 1,172-unit climate-controlled structure at 1810 Venice Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA. The building is expected to be finished in early 2022. Stephen Grossman was the broker for Baranof Holdings of Dallas, which bought 0.82 acres for the project. Source: Self Storage Investment Services

The Boone Board of Adjustment approved a $7.5 million Save Green self-storage facility in Boone, NC. The four-story, 134,852-square-foot, 990-unit facility will go on the site of the former Modern Toyota of Boone property at East King Street and New Market Boulevard. The units will be climate-controlled.  Source: 

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Adams Property Group has begun construction of this 97,000-square-foot facility in Winston-Salem, NC.

Adams Property Group is building a three-story, 97,000-square-foot, climate-controlled self-storage facility at 5109 Robinhood Village in Winston-Salem, NC. It will take 10 to 12 months to finish. Fourth Elm Construction of Kernersville is the general contractor. Adams owns nine storage facilities in the Carolinas and Georgia.  Source: Triad Business Journal


East Side Self Storage has opened at 500 N. River Road in West Bend, WI. Source: Washington County Insider

There’s a battle going on in the Seattle area over the fate of a proposed self-storage facility.

Urban Bainbridge (Seattle-based Urban Self Storage Inc.), which wants to build a facility on Day Road in the city of Bainbridge Island, WA, is suing the city, claiming it unlawfully approved a six-month moratorium that has stopped its development plans.

The company, which runs 51 locations in Washington state, filed the suit Dec. 16 in Kitsap County Superior Court.

In November, the city council approved, by a 5-2 vote, the moratorium for self-storage projects on the island. The item was added to the Nov. 26 agenda without any notice to the public or a public hearing (there will be a public hearing on Jan. 14), according to Urban Bainbridge.

The company said the city’s planning department sent it an email after the moratorium vote, saying the project was not vested under the previous department development regulations.

Urban Bainbridge said that was different from what city officials previously had told it.

“The city’s refusal to now accept and process further application materials from (Urban Bainbridge) on the theory that its application was incomplete and not vested was arbitrary and capricious, illegal, in excess of the city’s authority, and intended solely to prevent (Urban Bainbridge) from completing its vested application prior to the effective date of the city’s new moratorium ordinance,” the lawsuit said. Source: Bainbridge Island Review 


Timothy James, former owner of the now-closed Atrium Garden Center in Kildeer, IL, seeks to open a Store More self-storage facility near Wauconda. He presented the plan during a hearing before Lake County’s Zoning Board of Appeals. James has bought a nearly 23-acre site at 25250 W. Old Rand Road, east of the Messiah Lutheran Church. He wants to build the facility on the southern portion of the site. It would include garages for personal storage plus outdoor storage areas for boats and recreational vehicles. Jones also said he wants to leave more than 60% of the site as open space. The county board next will consider the project. Source: The Daily Herald

A three-story, 102,000-square-foot self-storage facility has been proposed to replace a long-vacant professional offices building on Woodbourne Road in Middletown, PA, in Bucks County. Township supervisors will consider the project at their Jan. 21 meeting. The proposal comes from Safstor Real Estate. The units would be climate-controlled. Source: Bucks County Courier Times


A rendering of the Land O'Lakes, FL facility being developed under the Storage Authority franchise.

Storage Authority opened phase one of a new franchise-owned self-storage facility, Storage Authority Monmouth Road in Millstone, NJ. Its total space will be 83,375 square foot. It’s the company’s fifth open facility, with the others in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey and Texas. Also, the company is building a new facility in Land O’ Lakes, FL, that will open in summer 2020. In addition, Storage Authority Walters Road in Houston, TX and Storage Authority Mulberry, FL both opened in April. Each has rented out more than 550 units and plan to start phase two construction in the first quarter of 2020. 

10X Self Storage has opened at 215 Simarano Drive in Marlborough, MA. The five-story building has 520 climate-controlled units. O’Brien Commercial Properties LLC is operating the facility. Other 10X locations are in Acton and soon to open in Worcester. Source: Boston Real Estate Times

Montgomery Self Storage finished expanding at 1418 FM 2854 in Conroe, TX. It added about 42,000 square feet of storage area, including a three-story, climate-controlled building and three non-climate-controlled buildings. The company also renovated all five original buildings. Source: Community Impact

GYS Development LLC has begun building a three-floor, 644-unit, 101,000-square-foot self-storage project at 1012 Carbon Court in Erie, CO. The first floor will have 7,000 square feet of commercial space; climate-controlled units will go on the second and third floors. Construction is expected to be finished by around November 2020.

GYS Development plans to finish building this Erie, CO self-storage facility in November 2020.

The company, which builds self-storage facilities, also plans a project in Longmont, CO, breaking ground in June 2020. Phase one will have 41,200 square feet of self-storage units, and 30,000 square feet of boat and RV storage spaces. The second phase will add 62,000 square feet of storage space. Source: BizWest


The Blumenfeld Development Group wants to build a self-storage facility to replace a dilapidated one-story warehouse at 71 Jane St., a building that sits on contaminated property in Roslyn Heights, NY, on Long Island. Blumenfeld proposes to build a four-story, 98,000-square-foot building there. New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program accepted the location as a brownfield site in August. The land has been vacant since 2013. Source: Newsday

In Pennsylvania, the Shaler Board of Commissioners said yes to a Compass Self-Storage development at 422 Elfinwild Road, in the former Shaler Self Storage facility. It has about 25,000 square feet of storage, with a planned expansion of 28,500 square feet in three buildings. They include one of 18,500 square feet with climate-controlled units. The other two buildings would be 5,000 square feet each. Source: Shaler Journal

A self-storage facility could replace the Kroger store on Pio Nono Avenue in Macon, GA that closed in spring 2018. The developers plan to use the existing structure and not build a new one; the space has more than 84,000 square feet. The project would include 569 climate-controlled storage units. Source: 13WMAZ

The Poway City Council on Jan. 7 will look at a proposal to build a five-story boutique hotel in the Poway Business Park in Poway, CA. The proposal also calls for a nearly 100,000-square-foot, three-story self-storage building in the business park. Source: Poway News Chieftain

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Self-storage and other businesses are coming to one multi-use building at the former Palace Mall at 1801 N. Main St. in Mitchell, SD. Some of the 151,044-square-foot building’s space will be demolished and replaced with about 500 storage units. There’s also space for RVs, boats, trailers and other large vehicles. Mitchell Storage LLC, a company owned by Mark Bigelow of Idaho, plus Roman Daniels-Brown of Washington and Steve Bigelow of Texas, recently bought the building. Source: The Daily Republic

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Metro Storage LLC opened new self-storage businesses in Line Lexington, PA, and Westhampton Beach, NY.

The Line Lexington store, 4671 County Line Road, has two stories, 785 climate-controlled units and 79,383 rentable square feet.

The Westhampton Beach facility, 105 Old Riverhead Road, is  three stories, and has 689 units and 77,000 rental square feet of climate-controlled space.

Metro Storage LLC has more than 140 stores in 12 states. Source: PR Newswire


U-Haul Moving & Storage at S. Campbell, at 3150 S. Campbell St. in Springfield, MO, plans to add 722 climate-controlled storage units following its purchase of a 63,512-square-foot former Porsche dealership. The existing U-Haul site will serve as regional marketing company offices, a reservations department and a warehouse of U-Box portable storage containers. The additional building will have a U-Haul retail showroom, moving supplies, truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, professional hitch installation, propane and more. Source: PR Newswire

A 96,685-square-foot former Sears store at Manatee County’s DeSoto Square Mall is being converted into a self-storage facility in Bradenton, FL. MCG Bradenton Sears LLC, which is registered with Madison Capital Group of Charlotte, NC, wants to build a Go Store It Self Storage there. It has filed a permit with the county to allow demolition and renovation. Source: Herald Tribune

The former home of the Brunswick Zone may be divided up between a new self-storage facility, a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and car wash at 2075 E. Algonquin Road in Algonquin, IL. A Committee of the Whole had initial concerns about the development. Developer Steve Schwartz thus made changes to the original plans and the committee gave its approval. The Village board next will consider the proposal. Source: Northwest Herald

Self-storage may be coming to a former Sears store at 1334 E. 79th St. in Avalon Park, IL. Farpoint Development owns the site; the Sears store closed six years ago. The city approved a permit for the building’s interior. It’s not known yet if the full two-story structure will become self-storage, when it would open and who would operate it. Source: Block Club Chicago

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Zion Crossroads Mini Storage has broken ground on a 7-acre site across James Madison Highway (Route 15) from the main entrance to the Walmart Distribution Center in Troy, VA. It will have 43,000 square feet of storage space and 385 units spread over five buildings, with half the space being climate-controlled. Neighborhood Self Storage is the parent company, and it has storage facilities in seven Virginia cities, including Charlottesville. CW Investments LC of Lyndhurst, VA is the majority owner. Source: The Central Virginian

Owner/developer Drury Properties Inc. is putting up an 88,000-square-foot Sixty5 Self Storage at 2107 S. Eastgate Ave. in Springfield, MO. The three-story building will have 627 climate-controlled units. Rich Kramer Construction is the general contractor. The estimated $3 million project is expected to be finished in March 2020. Source: SBJ 


Strategic Development Group opened the 91,500 square foot Red Mountain Self-Storage & RV in Mesa, AZ in October.

Strategic Development Group LLC opened Red Mountain Self-Storage & RV in Mesa, AZ, in October. Its marketing areas include the northeast Mesa area, including Las Sendas and Red Mountain Ranches. The 91,500-square-foot site was built on 4-plus acres, and includes 75,000 square feet of air-conditioned space, 16,500 square feet of drive-up space, 670 units and 85 covered RV spaces. 180 Self-Storage LLC operates the facility. Source: Strategic Development Group LLC

Boxed Up Self-Storage expanded all three of its Illinois locations (Poplar Grove, Loves Park, Rockford). The company added a total of 350 new units. Source:

Connolly Brothers Inc., a general contractor and construction management company, completed a 130,000-square-foot self-storage facility in Everett, MA, for Jumbo Capital Management Inc. It’s located at 1901 Revere Beach Parkway, has six stories and room for more than 1,200 temperature-controlled units. Source: Boston Real Estate Times


In Alabama, the Birmingham City Council approved a 90-day extension of an ordinance preventing new self-storage businesses from being built in the city. The council first imposed the ban on July 2, for six months. The ordinance prevents new business licenses for self-storage in areas zoned M-2 or I-2 (heavy industrial). Source: Al

If village officials approve, a new project will bring self-storage, retail space, three stories of residential units and a 4,000-square-foot building that will become a brewpub to Tarrytown, NY. The project would renovate a 20,000-square-foot warehouse across from the Metro-North station at 29 South Depot Plaza. Source: River Journal


Frontera Real Estate purchased an entitled self-storage site in Riverside, CA where it will build a 77,000-square-foot facility soon.

Frontera Real Estate in San Diego, CA, plans to develop a 77,000-square-foot facility after buying a 3-acre development site in Riverside, CA. The sales price is unknown. Cushman & Wakefield’s Greg Wells finalized the sale. Source: Connect California


U-Haul now offers a retail and self-storage facility at 732 Old Hickory Blvd., in a former Kmart store in Jackson, TN. U-Haul Moving & Storage at Old Hickory plans to build 800 indoor climate-controlled units. The 91,772-square-foot building had been empty since 2017.  Source: 


In Minnesota, the Coon Rapids City Council repealed its moratorium on building self-storage facilities by a vote of 5-2. The moratorium had been renewed in August for another six months. It applied to new outdoor facilities.  Source: ABC Newspapers

The Bainbridge Island City Council in Washington state put a six-month moratorium on storage unit facilities. It applies self-storage facilities in business/industrial and neighborhood center zoning districts. A proposed facility on Day Road thus has been delayed. Source: Kitsap Sun

Developer Robert High of Robert High Development will present his plan Dec. 5 to the Boone Board of Adjustment to build Save Green Self Storage in Boone, NC. The $7.5 million project would be a four-story, 990-unit structure with 134,852 square feet at the corner of East King Street and New Market Boulevard, at the former site of Modern Toyota.

A rendering of a proposed self-storage complex in Boone, NC.

Source: Watauga Democrat


U-Haul is renovating a vacant manufacturing building to become U-Haul Moving & Storage of Leestown Road at 2425 Merchant St. in Lexington, KY. It’s the former home of the Delta T Corp, a maker of ceiling fans, and has been empty for five years. U-Haul plans to build hundreds of units into the 99,591-square-foot building and aims to open in spring 2020. The building is about four miles from the University of Kentucky. Source: PR Newswire

A proposed facility could soon rise in Kenosha, WI, if CIG Development gets its way.

In Wisconsin, CIG Kenosha Self Storage, a 122,295-square-foot, climate-controlled facility, has been proposed for the one remaining lot at the Kenosha Pointe shopping center. The 5-acre parcel is at the southeast corner of 35th Street and 57th Avenue, near the intersection of Washington Road and Green Bay Road. CIG Development, owned by Nickolas Zaderej of Chicago, is seeking approval for the project. City staff rejected the project for a conditional-use permit; the city’s Plan Commission will consider it next.  Source: Kenosha News

Tim Manson and Byron Smith plan to build their first XSpace self-storage facility – a four-story, 90,000-square-foot, 106-unit structure – at 4229 N FM 620 in Austin, TX. The Australian entrepreneurs plan to build customizable condominium units, with amenities such as a 3,000-square-foot owner’s lounge. The $20 million project is scheduled to break ground by year-end. Source: Inside Self-Storage

Cushman & Wakefield finished the sale of a ready-to-build self-storage facility in Riverside, CA. The 3-acre site is approved to have about 77,000 square feet, and is located on Palm Avenue. Fortera Real Estate, based in San Diego, CA, is the buyer. Greg Wells, managing director with C&W’s Self Storage Practice group, handled the deal for the seller, David Peery of Kingsfield Development in Riverside. Source:

RJ Kelly Co, Inc plans to bring a 122,000 square foot Stor-U-Self facility to Plymouth, MA.

R.J. Kelly Co. Inc. seeks to convert the Plymouth Sports Complex into a self-storage facility in Plymouth, MA. The complex is located near Natalie Way in an industrial area off Long Pond road near exit 5. The Planning Board voted 4-0 to approve the contract, with conditions. The plans call for 122,356 square feet of self-storage plus 5,965 square feet for offices. R.J. Kelly owns eight Stor-U-Self sites in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. Source:

Criterion Group plans a three-story, 110,000-square-foot self-storage facility for 2924 Eighth Avenue, between West 154th and 155th Streets, in New York City. Owner Shibber Kahn also owns the three parcels where the facility will be built. In addition, Criterion Group recently obtained a $28 million loan to refinance the development of a self-storage facility of nine stories at 31-08 Northern Blvd., off of Freeway 25A, Long Island City, NY.  Columbia Pacific Advisors Bridge Lending provided the loan to the borrower. The project is expected to be completed by 2021. There are more than 1 million people within a five-mile radius. Sources: Commercial Property Executive | TheRealDeal


Peckville Self Storage recently opened two new buildings, which have a total of 160 storage units in the Scranton, PA area. The company started with Olyphant Self Storage in 2006. It outgrew that property, so it expanded to Peckville in 2017. Source: The Valley Advantage

Extra Space Storage was named to manage a new three-story self-storage project that Titan Properties developed on Primrose Drive in Orlando, FL. Source: Inside Self-Storage


There will be no self-storage facility allowed if/when the Rock Hill City Council and the NFL’s Carolina Panthers reach a deal to move the team headquarters to that South Carolina municipality. The original plan allows 70,000 square feet of self-storage in a vertical building. But, “There’s not going to be self-strategy on this site,” said Mark Hart, Panthers COO. Source: The Herald

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November 2019

The Hampshire Cos. purchased a brownfield redevelopment of a former industrial facility at 30 Sea Cliff Ave. in Glen Cove on Long Island, NY. There, the company has started building a 108,000-square-foot, 800-unit self-storage facility. It’s on the site of a superfund site that was vacant for more than 20 years. It’s scheduled for completion in Q4 2020. Extra Space Storage will manage the facility. The Hampshire Cos. is a full-service private real estate investment firm.


My Choice Self Storage plans to add a temperature- and humidity-controlled storage building at its self-storage location at 2010 American Eagle drive in Slinger, WI.  Source: Call Newspapers

U-Haul of Eastern Iowa is exploring a takeover of a vacant Sears store at the Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids, IA. Robert Hampton, president of U-Haul of Eastern Iowa, has given a concept plan to city staff, and it calls for 140,000 square feet of storage space. The Sears store closed in summer 2018. Source: The Gazette

A new self-storage facility has been proposed for Tonawanda Street in Buffalo, NY. Jack Ruh of 31 Tonawanda St. LLC is backing the proposed facility, which would include a manager unit and two business suites for the 31 Tonawanda Street complex that’s located at the base of the Route 198 off-ramp. Source: Buffalo Rising 

San Diego-based Frontera Real Estate purchased a ready to build self-storage site on booming Palm Avenue in Riverside, CA. The company plans to build a 77,000-square-foot self-storage facility on the 3-acre site. The seller, a private development firm, was represented by Greg Wells, Managing Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Self Storage Practice Group


ValuSpace Personal Storage has opened at 1607 Route 9 in Halfmoon, in New York’s Saratoga County. Rosenblum Cos., a real estate company in Albany, is the owner. The $9 million project includes a three-story, 91,000-square-foot building with 618 temperature-controlled units plus 20,000 square feet of single-story drive-up buildings, with 114 units.  Source: The Daily Gazette 


In Illinois, the Medina City Council decided against allowing self-storage units to be built on land south of Highway 55 and the railroad tracks at 3672 and 3692 Pinto Drive. Woodbury REI sought to rezone lots from commercial highway to commercial general, which would allow self-storage. Source: Press & News 

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.

Source: Alexandria Living


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

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

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.

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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


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


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

Bradfordville Self-Storage, a three-story, 75,000-square-foot, climate-controlled storage facility is coming to 5.28 acres at 3805 Bradfordville Road in Tallahassee, FL. Frontage will be on Velda Dairy. The first floor will have 4,150 square feet of retail space.

Also in Tallahassee: Uptown Self-Storage, 2781 Alexis Lane on Capital Circle NE, has begun Phase II and is adding another 19,125 square feet of self-storage space. Source: Tallahassee Democrat 


The Glynn County Mainland Planning Commission may consider a rezoning request to allow a self-storage facility to replace the former Sears store in the Glynn Place Mall in New Brunswick, GA. The Jefferson Bennett Development Group hopes to build a climate-controlled building, as well as convert some of the Sears structure into commercial space. The Sears store closed in 2018. The commission also will hear a proposal for a conditional use permit for Exit 29 Self Storage, a planned 14,400-square-foot structure at 272 Southport Parkway. Source: The Brunswick News 

In Corpus Christi, TX, business partners Ronald Fremin and Chris Genard, both of Louisiana, plan to renovate the former Butter Krust Bakery into a climate-controlled storage facility for both residential and commercial use. Construction began in September, and it’s expected to be completed in March 2020. The Butter Krust Bakery building was built in 1938 and has nearly 75,000 square feet. Source: Caller Times 


Friendly Self-Storage opened Aug. 5 at 360 Gilder Way in Gypsum, CO. It has 590 units and 62,000 rentable square feet, plus uncovered outdoor parking, RV and boat storage, and trailer rentals, moving and packing supplies.

La Crosse Indoor Self Storage opened Oct. 16 in about one-third of the former SkipperLiner boat manufacturing building at 123 Marina Drive on French Island, WI. American Marine rents the other two-thirds of the building, which Pete Griffith owns. The facility has 303 units and 15,000 square feet. Source: La Crosse Tribune


The Coon Rapids City Council voted Oct. 15 to ban any new outdoor self-storage facilities in the city. Currently operating outdoor facilities may continue to run in the Minnesota city. Last February, the council put a moratorium in new self-storage sites, and renewed it for another six months in August. The city has seven existing and two newly opened self-storage facilities in operation. Source: ABC Newspapers


In California, the Atascadero City Council voted 3-1 not to allow the Dove Self-Storage development near Paloma Park. The city’s planning commission had approved the project, but a council member submitted a repeal of that approval. The City Council eventually agreed not to let the project go forth. Source: Colony Magazine

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October 2019

Talonvest Capital Inc., based in Irvine, CA, closed two assignments for 1784 Capital Holdings. The first one, for $12.25 million, will build an 832-unit, 71,070-square-foot, climate-controlled self-storage facility in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ. The second one, a bridge loan of $10.25 million, is for a self-storage facility that opened in June in Tucson, AZ, with 799 units and 80,765 square feet.

Talonvest is a boutique real estate firm that advises self-storage and commercial real estate investors, owners and developers throughout the nation.

1784 Holdings obtained a $12.25 million loan to build a self-storage facility at 3030 N. 73rd Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Source: Talonvest Capital Inc.


Omaha-based McGregor Interests Inc. is working on one conversion, two expansions and a new building at sites in Nebraska and Iowa. In one expansion, it will add 35,000 square feet to Old Market Mini Storage at 501 Pacific St. in Omaha. The second expansion will add 68,000 square feet, including outdoor vehicle storage, to the former Crescent Ridge Mini Storage at 3319 Ute Ave. in Waukee, IA. The company also bought a 92,000-square-foot industrial building at 301 S. 74th St., Omaha, and plans to convert it into self-storage. Finally, the company has begun building a new facility of 85,000 square feet at 11163 S. 168th St. in Omaha. MII already operates 10 self-storage sites in Iowa and Nebraska under the LockBox Storage name. Source: Inside Self-Storage

In Bristol, TN, developer Steve Johnson of Johnson Commercial Development, unhappy that city officials wanted to study whether or not a tax increment financing incentive was needed to help him redevelop a former Kmart site, dropped those plans and instead will sell the former Kmart property to U-Haul. The sale is expected to close in early 2020. Johnson sought a $1.7 million TIF from Bristol to help finance the $9 million project that would have new retail stores. He was displeased that a study to decide if the project could be completed without a TIF took more than three months. Johnson bought the Kmart site for $2.5 million; U-Haul will use it for indoor and outdoor self-storage, as well as truck rentals. Source: Bristol Herald Courier

In Florida, U-Haul Moving & Storage of Milton, located about 20 miles northeast of Pensacola at 6050 Highway 90, plans to build about 700 self-storage units to add to its retail offerings, which include truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, hitch sales and moving supplies. U-Haul is converting a 101,354-square-foot former Kmart building that it purchased June 4. Source: PR Newswire

Under construction

Diversified Properties of Montville, NJ, has broken ground on a three-story, 98,000-square-foot self-storage facility at 352 Main Road in Montville. CubeSmart Self Storage will manage the facility, which is a joint venture with 1026 Real Estate Investors LLC of New York City. It sits on 2.5 acres. Source: Real Estate Weekly 

The Hampton Cos. and Harrison Street have teamed up to build a 903-unit self-storage facility in Hillsborough, NJ.

The Hampton Cos. and Harrison Street began construction of a new self-storage facility at 141 US 206 in Hillsborough, NJ. It is expected to be finished in February 2020 and to house 903 climate-controlled units. This joint venture plans to build self-storage sites along the Interstate 95 corridor from Florida to New England. Extra Space Storage will manage the facility, which has 120,524 square feet. Source: Real Estate Weekly

4 PAWS Development of Madeira Beach, FL, bought 4.3 acres north of Barcellona Road for $825,000 and is putting up a self-storage business. Also in the area, another self-storage business is planned at the northwest corner of Wisteria Loop and U.S. 41, but the project awaits commissioners’ decision on whether or not to change the county’s land-use plan to allow commercial development on 6.2 acres set for residential use. Source: Tampa Bay Times


Owner St. Mary Capital Partners will open a 300-unit, 38,000-square-foot self-storage facility called M100 Self Storage on Nov. 4 at 763 Highway M, Villa Ridge, in Franklin County, MO. The business also will have 75 RV parking spaces and some oversized units. Source: St. Mary Capital Partners

The planning commission in Bristol, TN, approved a special-use permit that enables U-Haul to rework a former Kmart property for indoor and outdoor self-storage, plus truck rentals. It would have 65,000 square feet and about 750 to 800 climate-controlled indoor storage units.

Steve Johnson and his company, Johnson Commercial Development, own the property. He has pursued a $1.7 million tax increment financing incentive from the city of Bristol. A study began in mid-July to decide if redevelopment of the Kmart could happen without a TIF, but it hasn’t been completed.

Source: Bristol Herald Courier


Community Self Storage expects to open at 23155 Morton Ranch Road, Katy, TX, in spring 2020. Source: Community Impact Newspaper

In Georgia, the Cumming City Council will vote at its Nov. 5 work session regarding a rezoning that would allow a mixed-use development that would include a 90,000-square-foot self-storage facility, 438 residential units, 75 single-family homes, 62 townhomes and 68,000 square feet of retail/flex. The project is called Mashburn Village, designed by Wakefield Beasley & Associates. Source: Forsyth County News

In Slinger, WI, My Choice Self Storage will add a temperature- and humidity-controlled storage building to Slinger Self-Storage, 2010 American Eagle Drive. Source: Washington County Insider


StorQuest opened two self-storage facilities in Oregon, one in Tigard (12800 SW Pacific Highway) and the other in Hillsboro (750 NE Cornelius Pass Road). Source: Connect commercial real estate 

Beyond Self Storage is building a large self-storage facility in Cincinnati, OH, with 139,000-plus square feet, three stories and 980 climate-controlled units. It’s being built on part of the former Cast-Fab property, just west of Oakley Station.

BSS Oakley LLC, an affiliate of Beyond Self Storage, bought the 3.5-acre site from Local Oakley LLC for $2.75 million. NorthPoint Development, the parent company of Beyond Self Storage, is the developer. Construction is expected to finish in September 2020.

Source: Cincinnati Business Courier


U-Haul will soon convert the vacant Kmart in Bluefield, WV into a self-storage facility.

In West Virginia, the Bluefield City Board approved a change in the planned unit development of a former Kmart store near the intersection of Cumberland Road and Route 460. The approval means U-Haul will be able to convert the building from a retail space into a self-storage facility with as many as 750 units, plus a U-Haul showroom. Plans call for both climate-controlled and outside units. Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph

A rendering of Metcalf Crossing in Overland Park, KS. The project includes a self-storage facility as one of three proposed buildings.

In Kansas, the Overland Park City Council took actions that may result in having a new self-storage facility. The council put the Metcalf Crossing project back on track, giving developer Wes Grammar until Feb. 1, 2020 to begin construction that will include a self-storage building, car wash and office space; the self-storage facility must finish construction by December 2020. The council also approved a new financing plan for the site, and it’s contingent on the demolition of two derelict hotels, closed since 2017, at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Metcalf Avenue. Source: Shawnee Mission Post

Vineland Ventures LLC would like to add another 75,000 square feet of storage, which would replace the former ShopRite property at 215 N. Delsea Drive in Vineland, NJ. Vineland’s City Council next will consider the proposal.  Source: Vineland Daily Journal

Developers seek to build a self-storage facility at 412 S. Broad St. in Mobile, AL. The project would be a three-story, 21,422-square-foot metal building and it would go up in the Oakleigh Garden Historic District. Source:

In Georgia, the Braselton Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Oct. 28 to consider a proposed self-storage facility on 2.038 acres at 7352 Friendship Springs Blvd. If the project is recommended for approval, the mayor and town council would hold a public hearing on a conditional use permit. Source: AJC

Under construction

A 57,000-square-foot High Country Self Storage facility is being built in upstate Lysander, NY. Construction is happening at the intersection of Route 690 and Church Road and Hencle Boulevard.  The business is expected to open in spring 2020. Source:


Century Storage was converted from a former grocery store space in Dade City, FL.

Century Storage opened in Dade City, FL, as part of changes made to Morningside Plaza, which included a paint job, adding LED lights in the parking lot and installing a new pylon sign. CRF-Dade County LLC, which is part of Century Cos., developed the facility, which has 257 climate-controlled units and 34,000 square feet. It is Century Storage’s 13th such facility in Florida and was built on the former site of a Sweetbay supermarket. Source: Century Cos.

Mr. Storage has opened at 525 S. Main Ave., in an industrial park in Huxley, IA. It has 68 units and 14,400 square feet. The owners – Chris Gardner, Mark DeYoung and Grant Tjernagel - also run Mr. Storage sites in Boone, Madrid, Granger and Ames, all within one hour of Des Moines. The company’s total number of units is 597. Source: Nebraska City News-Press

A new self-storage facility of 115,000 square feet and 1,000 units, which will have 26 executive office suites, is coming to Oro Valley in the Tucson, AZ area.

The town council approved rezoning about 5.7 acres near North Oracle Road and West Calle Concordia to back this project. The new building, estimated to cost $13 million, will be adjacent to the Oro Valley Aquatic Center and James D. Kriegh Park.

CEO Hank Amos of Tucson Realty and Trust Co. is the developer.

Source: Tucson Local Media


Sam and Rachel Sack hope to build Frazer Self-Storage, a four-building, 70-unit facility along Peachtree Lane off Butler-Logan Road in Frazer, PA. A hearing to decide on the building’s fate will be held Nov. 5, with the possibility the decision would be delayed until Dec. 3. The planning commission gave tentative approval in September.   Source: Valley News Dispatch

In West Virginia, the Bluefield Planning Commission approved a change in the planned unit development of a former Kmart store near the intersection of Cumberland Road and Route 460. The approval means U-Haul will be able to convert the building from a retail space into a self-storage facility with as many as 750 units, plus a U-Haul showroom. The project awaits final approval from the Bluefield City Board of Directors. Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Galesburg has come to the Sandburg Mall at 1150 W. Carl Sandburg Drive in that Illinois city. The 7.81-acre property formerly was a Kmart with 105,909 square feet. U-Haul will create hundreds of indoor climate-controlled units, with storage available in early 2020. Source: PR Newswire


Canton Storage has opened its doors in Canton, GA.

BMS Storage 1 LLC, a real estate development company in Canton, GA, opened a new self-storage facility at 150 Reinhardt College Parkway. The business is owned and managed by Absolute Storage Management. It has 583 units and 66,608 square feet.  It’s located on the cross street of Reinhardt College Parkway and Riverstone Boulevard, east of Riverstone Village. Source: Canton Storage

Lighthouse Storage in Sheperdsville, KY.

Lighthouse Storage opened a self-storage facility at 264 Highway 44W in Shepherdsville, KY. It has 41,000 square feet and 300 units, both drive-up and climate-controlled. This is the company's third facility, with two more planned to open within one year. Source: Lighthouse Storage

U-Haul has scheduled a grand opening event on Oct. 12 for a new self-storage facility at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Decatur, IL,  at 115 E. Pershing Road. It has 860 units and is part of a reworked former Kmart building of 119,862 square feet. Source: PR Newswire


Wethersfield, CT officials started a 180-day moratorium on new applications for self-storage facilities on Sept. 11. They also agreed the action could be extended for another six months. The temporary ban will enable town officials to consider what to do about self-storage projects. Source: Inside Self-Storage

The Hampshire Cos. and Harrison Street announced that construction has begun on a self-storage facility at 141 US 206 in Hillsborough, NJ. It’s the second ground-up development project for this joint venture, which focuses on developing facilities along the Interstate 95 corridor from Florida to New England. The first project, in Providence, RI, is scheduled to be completed by year-end. The Hillsborough project, with 903 climate-controlled units, is scheduled to be done by February 2020. Extra Space Storage will manage the 120,524-square-foot facility.

A rendering of the new Extra Space Storage facility being built by a joint venture between The Hampshire Companies and Harrison Street.


A Woodland Hills, CA company plans to build a $10 million self-storage facility in downtown Tulsa on property bought from BH Media Group Inc., owner of the Tulsa World. DealPoint Merrill LLC plans to open the storage center in May 2020. The property, 2.066 acres, had been used to store newsprint in a 47,521-square-foot warehouse near First Street, between Boulder and Cheyenne Avenues. Source: Tulsa World

Golden Valley Storage will build 636 units plus 100 spaces for RV and boat storage in Lathrop, CA. It will be the first project built in the Central Lathrop area since 2005 and is expected to draw customers from Central Lathrop, River Islands and those passing by on I-5. This comes at a time when the area’s housing market has been rejuvenated. Source: Manteca/Ripon Bulletin

The city of Bradenton, FL, approved a redevelopment project along 14th Street West that would include a three-story self-storage facility as well as 200 units of affordable housing across the street. The self-storage business may have ground-floor space for a police substation. Source: Bradenton Herald

The Bourne Planning Board unanimously approved a site plan review and a special permit to allow a self-storage facility plus retail to replace the former Grand Union supermarket at 170 Clay Pond Road in Monument Beach on Cape Cod, MA. The developer, Clay Pond Acquisitions LLC, still needs to get a building permit. The Grand Union closed in November 2008. Project plans include building 105,660 square feet of interior, climate-controlled storage units plus another 35,600 square feet of exterior, non-climate-controlled units.  Source: Cape Cod Times

Acton Road Storage LLC of Atlanta, GA, an affiliate of Adevco, bought the former Colonnade site for $1.42 million. Adevco plans to put up a three-story, climate-controlled self-storage facility there, next to Acton Road Self Storage in Birmingham, AL.  Source: Birmingham Business Journal


Washington County developer Dittmar Realty Inc. and its affiliate, My Choice Self Storage, opened a climate-controlled self-storage facility west of Germantown in Slinger, WI on the northwest corner of Highway 60 and Hillside Road in the American Eagle Business Park. Source: Greater Milwaukee Today

East 7th St LLC is the owner of a new seven-story, 1,000-unit, 130,000-square-foot Public Storage facility, located along the I-277 beltway around Uptown Charlotte, NC. The owner is East 7th St. LLC. ODA Architects handled the design. Source: ODA Architects

A new Public Storage branded facility recently opened in Charlote, NC.


In Florida, City of Pompano Beach commissioners on Sept. 24 placed a six-month moratorium on building self-storage developments. During the moratorium, city staffers will work on proposals to prevent clusters of self-storage in  the city. Source: The Real Deal

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