Self-Storage Facility Goes Up Next to Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY

A self-storage facility is being built on a lot abutting Evergreens Cemetery in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. The three-story Delta Storage project at 1517 Bushwick Ave. will occupy the entire block. The parcel is near gas stations, auto-repair shops and some homes, and has been vacant for decades, according to the source

A self-storage facility is being built on a lot abutting Evergreens Cemetery in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. The three-story Delta Storage project at 1517 Bushwick Ave. will occupy the entire block. The parcel is near gas stations, auto-repair shops and some homes, and has been vacant for decades, according to the source.

The facility will comprise 68,557 square feet of climate-controlled space. Security features will include motion-sensor lighting, individual door alarms and video cameras. A rendering from Sage-Design Build Inc., a construction-management advisor on the project, shows metal siding, large windows and decorative details such as a screen and paneling, the source reported.

Scarano Architects PLLC was originally the applicant for the project but was later replaced by Flushing, N.Y.-based David Silberman P.E. The land is owned by Knopf Leasing Co. of Red Bank, N.J.

The neighborhood is experiencing new construction, including self-storage in areas zoned for industrial uses. Delta Storage is one of a handful of projects that have been permitted in a commercially zoned area. City planners recently proposed requiring a special permit for storage facilities in industrial-zoned areas to encourage factories and jobs, the source reported.

The Bushwick site is Delta’s first in the state. The company operates two self-storage facilities in Bayonne and Jersey City, N.J.

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