Self-storage real estate investment trust CubeSmart is constructing a new office complex in East Whiteland Township, Pa., that will serve as the company’s new corporate headquarters. The building will house 160 employees and feature a section dedicated for actual self-storage use. CubeSmart is currently based in Wayne, Pa.
Some residents in the nearby neighborhood of General Warren Village have voiced concerns about the project, citing increases in traffic, water runoff and light pollution. They also have complained they were not properly notified about the project. During a public hearing in May, some residents also expressed concerns about allowing self-storage on the property, citing the possibility of unsightly signage and visible boats and vehicles.
However, the project will not include outdoor storage or prominent signage, according to township manager Terry Woodman. The structure will look like an office building and not a self-storage facility, according to developer Eli Kahn.
The construction will require a couple of traffic changes in the immediate vicinity of the office building, including a right-hand turn lane for eastbound traffic on Route 30 approaching Old Lincoln Highway. A new traffic light is also planned for the intersection of Old Lancaster Road and Old Lincoln Highway.
CubeSmart owns or manages 518 self-storage facilities across the United States and operates the CubeSmart Network, which consists of approximately 825 additional self-storage facilities.